Facelift for Naas street

Main Street, Naas.                Photo Tony Keane.
The main street in Naas is to be resurfaced – in time for the Ras Tailteann.

The main street in Naas is to be resurfaced – in time for the Ras Tailteann.

The world rated cycle race takes place over 8 days between May 19 and 26.

The penultimate stage runs across an 88 mile route from Carlow to Naas on Saturday May 25 before the final stage to Dublin a day later.

Kildare County Council have acted following complaints about the deteriorating condition of the main street in Naas.

The street from Murtagh’s corner to the junction as McDonald’s, before Poplar Square, will be resurfaced and there will be footpath repairs.

It’s also hoped to carry our resurfacing work between the Blessington Road junction and The Gallops but this will be considered later.

Parts of the main street have “dipped” beneath the surface creating an uneven road and potholes have begun to appear along parts of the main road between the Fairgreen and the Dublin Road.

There is an immediate need of for resurfacing work to be done between the entrance to The Gallops at Dublin Road to Murtagh’s Corner and at the junction of South Main Street and Fairgreen.

Cllr. Willie Callaghan has complained about the road surface throughout Naas, including the stretch of road between the Topaz station at Sallins Road to the main street and from Murtagh’s corner towards the gardai station at Kilcullen Road.

“The main street is in a terrible condition,” said the Naas Mayor.

Part of the reason behind the problem is the delays caused as healthy and safety audits took place in the wake of the death of a county council employee as he worked on a public road near Maynooth.

According to Cllr. Callaghan the roads around Naas are breaking up while at the same time others areas like Clane and Newbridge have had substantial improvement projects completed.

Kildare County Council applied for funding to pay for road surface restoration along the main street.

Separate works are planned along the Sherlockstown Road, from Sallins village.