THE Tattenabuddagh Road near Coonian has been described as the ‘worst road in Fermanagh.’
The country road is overcome with large potholes, making the road almost impossible for motorists to use. Potholes and road conditions have been causing problems for drivers and vehicles in areas such as Brookeborough, Tempo, Trillick and Newtownbutler with the conditions of the rural roads becoming increasingly worse.
Brookeborough Sinn Fein councillor Sheamus Greene has said he would be surprised if there are worse roads in Third World countries.
“There are potholes on local roads that were reported months ago, which haven’t been filled yet. Department officials are telling me that even when potholes are reported they will not be fixed until the road is inspected which can be anything up to six months away.
“The Tattenabuddagh Road near Coonian must be one of the worst in Fermanagh and the condition of this road is unbelievable for a so called advanced country.”
“Then there are large potholes, like the one on the Grogey road which even when inspected will not be fixed because ‘it isn’t deep enough’ even though it is half the width of the road! The senior officials in the Department who make up these rules need to get out of their offices a bit more and live in the real world where people are having their vehicles destroyed driving over these potholes daily.”
Cllr Greene also believes that the conditions of the road, is just another example of how the rural communities are neglected.
“Once again rural areas are being neglected and large sums of money are being spent on vanity projects like the junction going into Enniskillen beside Tesco. I am still baffled as to the purpose of this work – adding an extra lane going out of Enniskillen on the Dublin road seems to make no sense whatsoever apart from wasting money and confusing the motorist!
“If this money had been spent maintaining our road network in Fermanagh I think people would have appreciated it more.”
Posted: 12:53 pm August 11, 2017
The Department for the Environment has said that they must ‘prioritise repair’ when it comes to fixing the potholes...