There is likely to be some additional traffic disruption in Ardee town centre this summer as Louth County Council are set to get to work on their Ardee Town pavement renewal scheme.
At Thursday’s May monthly meeting of the Ardee Municipal District committee, Senior Engineer Pat Finn told the councilors that the local authority hope to undertake the “extensive” works this summer. He also confirmed that the work could not be all undertaken at night to keep disruption to a minimum.
“We’ll be hoping to carry out that work during the summer in Ardee town itself,” he said. “There will certainly be some disruption certainly associated with it in terms of traffic but it’s necessary to carry it out.
In response to a question from cathaoirleach Dolores Minogue, Finn confirmed the work could not all be done at night – but he left open the possibility that some of it it may be done late night.
“It won’t be night work,” he said. “It’s extensive. We haven’t a detailed plan yet but we’re working on it at the moment. We haven’t yet drawn up the drafts on traffic management or the way the work will progress. There will be some traffic. It won’t be possible to do it all at night.
“There’ll be some strengthening required and then an overlay. Then, we have to interact with Irish Water as well because they have some works that they need done and we don’t want to be digging up the road again,” he continued.
The pavement assessment, repair and renewal report and tender documents are in the process of being prepared for approval by Transport Infrastructure Ireland.