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Local contenders make the list for ‘most dug up road’

THREE Fermanagh roads are among the top 50 most dug up roads in the North.
New figures have revealed the streets which have underwent the most roadworks in the period between 2014 to 2018.
Figures released by the Belfast Telegraph explains the top 50 roads to have been dug up in the North, with the Lough Shore Road, Derrygonnelly landing at 25th on the list having been dug up 174 times in the past four years.
The Killadeas Road comes in at 34th having had roadworks completed 148 times and further improvements are likely to be added.
In the recent list of the roadworks getting the top priority across the county over the next three years, the Killadeas Road has been listed for further improvements estimated to cost around £30,000. Residents living on the Kesh side of the Tullyroad junction in Killadeas currently have no footpath to walk on to the bus stop and this scheme will provide a 230m footpath.
The top ten roads that were dug up are in Belfast, while the busy Tempo Road in Enniskillen also features as number 39 on the list after it was dug up 138 times in the past four years.
During one occasion, in September 2016, the Tempo Road, Enniskillen was closed for two weeks as the work aimed at improving the surface of the busy road.
The Department for Infrastructure told the Belfast Telegraph that there are around 50,000 works carried out on roads and footways each year.
These works can include developing road networks, or maintaining the provision of utility equipment such as cables, pipes or sewers.

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