Bomb road to re-open

August 10, 2010

By Brónagh Murphy

The Carrickrovaddy Road near Belleek is to re-open to through traffic later this week, more than four weeks after a culvert bomb demolished a bridge and blew a huge crater in the road.

The prolonged closure of the road was necessary to facilitate extensive underpinning and rebuilding works by DoE Roads Service.

Sinn Féin Councillor in the area, Jimmy McCreesh, welcomed the news that the road is to re-open and thanked Roads Service for its prompt repair of the damage.

“This is wonderful news as the closure of the road has brought much inconvenience to the people of this area. This road is extensively used by local people going about their daily lives so they will be relieved that it will open again soon,” Mr McCreesh said.

“I would like to thank Roads Service for the swift rebuilding of this road and I sincerely hope that local people are not inconvenienced in this way in future.

“Although we are glad the road has been repaired I’m sure that everyone would agree that had circumstances not arisen necessitating the repair of the road, there would have been much better uses for this money,” the Councillor added.

Regional Development Minister, Conor Murphy, confirmed that the route will re-open on Friday 13th August.

“The Carrickrovaddy Road will be open to traffic again next Friday.  I am pleased that this will have a positive impact on the lives of local people,” the Minister said.