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Relief For River Valley Motorists

Joe Newman picCllr Joe Newman is pictured in River Valley, as road resurfacing is underway on the main road through the estate

Part of the main road through River Valley estate in Swords has had a major facelift in the form of resurfacing, which many residents feel was well overdue. The concrete road had become damaged over the years, with hazardous sections causing concern to motorists and cyclists alike. The spanking new surface is tarmacadam, which is a welcome relief to motorists accessing the busy estate.

Local councillor Joe Newman (NP) was delighted that the upgraded section has been completed. He said: “Since before I was elected I campaigned for this road to be upgraded, as there is a lot of subsidence in places, due to utility companies like ESB, Bord Gais and others who have been digging away for years which has taken a heavy toll on the road, making it hazardous in many places.

“I have put in motions to the council looking to have this addressed and I’m delighted that work has commenced and I will be campaigning to make sure that work will commence on resurfacing the rest of the road in the next two or three years.

“The council needs to be applauded for their commitment to repairing roads in the greater Swords area and I will work diligently to ensure that resurfacing roads, footpaths and ramps for less able people is kept to the forefront.”