Road repair bill to top €10m


FF leader Micheal Martin, TD Charlie McConalogue and Cllr Martin McDermott survey the road damage yesterday. (North West Newspix)

The bill to repair flood-damaged roads and bridges across Inishowen is expected to top ten million euro.

A number of main roads remained impassable including the main R244 road between Carn and Buncrana and the R238 Gleneely to Carn road, which partially collapsed yesterday, six days after the deluge.

And while the council hoped to have the Gleneely-Carn road reopened by last night, the R244 Mountain Road and a number of other local roads are still closed, listed by the council as “not feasible to open in the short term”.

There is better news for motorists using the R240 road between Carn and Quigley’s Point with the council hoping to shortly install a temporary Irish Army bridge across a gaping chasm at Riverside. It is understood that senior council officials and army engineers were due to meet last night with a view towards a temporary bridge fix.

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Donna Roddy