‘Our mistake’: roads agency owns up to lane confusion

THERE was much confusion in Enniskillen recently when motorists found the layout of one of the busiest junctions in the town appeared ‘off’.  Over the past two weeks there have been numerous close calls at the junction at the top of Queen Street. This is because, following recent road works, the lane markings on the […]

Work on ‘Third World’ road to Dublin could take 2 years

Anyone living in the south west of the county, and anyone who regularly travels to Cavan or Dublin, will be acutely aware of the issues on this busy stretch of road.  In the past the road has been described as “a third world carriageway”, where decades-overdue widening and resurfacing works have been taking place on […]

Wheely bad… fears pothole problems are set to deepen

ONE OF the biggest challenges facing the new Assembly will be filling in the many, many potholes across Fermanagh.  Exactly ten years ago this week the Herald ran a six-page pothole special, highlighting surface problems around the county.  The spread is shocking to us today in that the potholes it featured no longer seem that […]


Roads agency blames weather for delays

THE roadworks in Lisnaskea which has resulted in diversions for motorists over the summer months have been extended for two weeks due to ‘adverse weather conditions.’ Motorists in east Fermanagh have been experiencing  major traffic disruption due to the closure of the main Lisnaskea to Maguiresbridge road for the past four months.  The work was expected to be completed at […]

Clabby road

More roadworks to cause delays

THE main Fivemiletown to Clogher road is set to benefit from a £370,000 resurfacing scheme. A major resurfacing scheme has commenced on the A4 Ballagh Road at Kiltermon on the undertaking climbing lane. This investment aims to improve the strength and surface quality of this busy road and address ongoing maintenance problems. Road markings at […]

On the road to no where… are we stuck with gridlock?

Traffic in Enniskillen continues to be a topic of much debate, with drivers now familiar with sitting in lengthy queues as a frequent part of their daily commute.  One motorist spoke of taking an hour to go from one side of Enniskillen to the other. Another spoke of sitting in traffic for almost 15 minutes […]

‘We’ll take to the streets over potholes ‘epidemic’

A STAGGERING 2,300 road surface “defects” have been reported in Fermanagh since the start of the year, yet only 951 have been repaired.  The Department of Infrastructure confirmed the figures to the Herald after a local councillor vowed the people of the county would take to the streets if nothing was done to address the […]