RESIDENTS WIN POTHOLE WAR WITH DONEGAL COUNTY COUNCIL AS NEW ROAD UPGRADE IS PROMISED

first_imgRESIDENTS of a small East Donegal village have won their battle with Donegal County Council to have their potholed roads fixed once and for all.Motorists and walkers in and around St.Johnston have been driven crazy by more than 300 craters which have made their lives hell for the past two years.Some of the holes are as deep as a foot leading parents to keep their children locked indoors because it was not safe to play outside or walk to friend’s houses. A delegation of residents from the Drumatoland/Castledooey area decided they had enough recently and threatened to sue the council if action was not taken.The fed-up residents had gone to a number of local public representatives who made representations on their behalf.And a recent investigation by donegaldail.com made national headlines when our story was featured on RTE, the BBC and Newstalk radio.Now it has been revealed that the residents battle may soon be over after engineers called to a number of local homes to hear the plight of residents and to examine the roads. And the Donegal County Council employees have promised that action WILL be taken to do away with the ‘road from hell.’As well as many potholes being filled, various stretches of the road are to be completely resurfaced because they are that bad.Chairman of the local resident’s committee Joe Boland said he was delighted the matter looked like it was now being sorted.“We are very happy that the council engineers have called out and it looks like the matter is being addressed once and for all.“We were only looking for what we thought we were entitled to and that was a decent road. “The pictures didn’t lie – we simply couldn’t go on using a road like this. It wasn’t fair on anybody including motorists and young children.“We would like to thank the various public representatives who bothered to try and help us. Hopefully the matter will be sorted soon and our children can enjoy decent roads as the summer arrives,” he said.EndsRESIDENTS WIN POTHOLE WAR WITH DONEGAL COUNTY COUNCIL AS NEW ROAD UPGRADE IS PROMISED was last modified: April 24th, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:potholesSt Johnstonlast_img

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