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Roadworks ‘will be hit by political stalemate’

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Roadworks on the Derrylin to Lisnaskea road

REPAIRS ON local roads copuld be held up by the continuing political uncertainty. That was the warning from Divisonal Road Manager Conor Loughrey in a meeting with local councillors to update progress on varioius roads schemes in the area.
However, over the next few weeks, the Fermanagh and Omagh Council area will see the completion of the £700,000 road improvement scheme at Dublin Road/Wickham Link in Enniskillen and the £650,000 flood alleviation scheme on the B127 Newbridge Road near Lisnaskea. 
A number of local transport and safety measures schemes will also be undertaken later this year including a new footpath at the A34 Clones Road in Newtownbutler. A number of other resurfacing projects are also planned to commence shortly on the A4 Sligo Road, Enniskillen at Rossole.  
Mr Loughrey added: “The indicative budget outlined by the Secretary of State in April does mean that there are likely to be knock-on impacts for services including routine maintenance of the road network and in this area the Department is likely to be reliant on additional resources becoming available. 
“We understand the implications of the limited service and its long term impacts on the network and we are doing our best to deliver routine maintenance within the allocated budget.
“The Department’s objective is to continue to deliver routine road maintenance services at the current level for as long as possible. While services will be constrained, we are planning to meet all essential public safety requirements.” 
Other projects in the area recently completed include improving cycle tracks at Enniskillen Road, Ballinamallard and resurfacing works on three sections of A46 Loughshore Road at Blaney, Carrickreagh and Portnacloyaduff. 

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