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Louth side of Rosevale roadworks to be dealt with in 2021, meeting hears

Cllr James Byrne
James Byrne at the county boundary in Rosevale.

The ‘Louth side’ of the Rosevale estate will have their roads resurfaced in 2021, Louth County Council have confirmed.

Fianna Fáil councillor James Byrne posed the question ahead of the September meeting of the Drogheda Borough Council at The Barbican Centre in Drogheda on Monday afternoon.

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He asked whether the local authority intended to finish the resurfacing of Rosevale this year or next, given Meath County Council had completed on ‘their side’ of the estate back in June. That work included footpath, road and kerb repairs, as well as new public lighting and road markings – leaving a marked difference either side of the boundary.

Rosevale straddles the county border, meaning the two local authorities share the task of duties such as road resurfacing and other works. Now, there are newly surfaced roads in the estate, but potholed, unkempt surfaces just metres away on the Louth side.

Catherine Duff, Director of Services for Operations, said that the Rosevale resurfacing will be done as part of the Road Works Programme in 2021.

Cllr Byrne had raised the issue on a number of occasions, while Meath County councillors have also impressed Louth County Council that works should be carried out.

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