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Cooney appeals for action on Broadford road

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A STRETCH of road in East Clare could be in line for an upgrade, following a commitment from the local authority to consider it for improvement works.

The condition of the L7000 through Broadford was raised by Councillor Joe Cooney at the January meeting of the Killaloe Municipal District. Tabling a motion on the matter, the Fine Gael member appealed to the council to include it on the roads program for this year. “The road is in very bad condition,” he said. “I have had many representations on it and there is a lot of concern locally from those who use it. It needs more passing bays, because the current condition means vehicles need to be able to pull in safety to let others pass.”

The motion received the support of Councillor Cooney’s four fellow municipal district members who agreed that action was needed.

In a written response to the motion, Senior Executive Engineer (SEE) Niamh Madden said the route would be considered for works.

“This road will be considered for inclusion in the 2021 Killaloe Municipal District schedule of works, pending an inspection over the coming weeks,” she said. “A number of passing bays are already in existence on this road and the municipal district will look to improve these passing bays in 2021.”

Councillor Cooney thanked Ms Madden for her response and said people living locally would appreciate prompt action on the issue.

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