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Road ‘in urgent need of repairs’

THE busy Newbridge Road from Lisnaskea to Derrylin is in ‘urgent need of repair.’
The condition of the road has deteriorated, and from Lisnaskea town centre out, the road is very uneven with several potholes and rutting where the surface has broken down.
Sinn Fein MLA Sean Lynch says that road repairs in the Lisnaskea area needs to be carried out as a matter or urgency,
“I have been contacted by several constituents reporting the poor condition of the Derrylin Road. Not only does this damage vehicles, but it puts the safety of motorists at risk. Dark winter days mean that motorists cannot always see an issue such as a pothole before they’ve hit it.
“I am aware that the road is scheduled for maintenance. However, as such a heavily used road which is deteriorating every day, this needs to take place as soon as possible.” 
The road is listed on the Department of Infrastructure’s list of roadworks in the pipeline in Fermanagh. 
The Rossgad bridge is in poor condition and doesn’t meet the loading standards. It is proposed to replace it with a reinforced concrete culvert and provide masonry parapets. The estimated cost of the works is £150,000.
The Department is planning to carry out investigations with a view to future strengthening and repairs of the Lady Brooke Bridge on the Derrylin-Lisnaskea Road estimating to cost around £250,000.

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