5th October 2009

Independent TD Michael Lowry has confirmed that the extensive resurfacing project on the Holycross/Beakstown/Thurles road that is rapidly progressing this week, is the final piece of the infrastructural agreement he made with the present government for the approach roads to Thurles.

The Holycross man said that now that the approach road projects had been delivered on is concentration for the Thurles area would be the continued progression of the NRA bypass and the link road at Dovea.

The works on the Beakstown project involve drainage, verging, the laying of macadam & asphalt and road lining & markings.

Also included in the works is a major scheme designed on delivering a significant improvement and realignment of the dangerous junction at the Church of Ireland site outside Holycross village.

Preparatory work has been completed and the main works commenced at end of last week. The road has been closed to traffic from 8 am to 5pm each day and diversions have been in place. This undoubtedly has been an inconvenience, but access for local residents has been maintained, and the work schedule has been progressing rapidly and on time.

This project completes the work included in a road improvement package which is part of the agreement between Deputy Lowry and the current Government. This package also funded the improvements on all approach roads to Thurles.

The package has also delivered on:

  • Restoration Works at Ballycurrane/Cabra road
  • Dublin Road improvements
  • Brittas/Templemore Road improvements
  • Borrisoleigh Village
  • Cormackstown Road
  • Improvements on the Newport/Thurles Road
  • Nenagh/Thurles Road improvements

All these works included in his package have brought a range of improvements to each area including new footpaths, public lighting and pedestrian crossings.

Deputy Lowry welcomed the fact that all elements of this specific road improvement package for the approach Thurles and its Environs are now delivered on. He thanked the local council engineering and road work staff, who played a vital role in the execution of the package.


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