Outrage at worsening pothole problems

FERMANAGH residents could not hide their anger after new government data revealed that potholed roads in the county have surged by 90 per cent. Infrastructure Minister John O’Dowd said yesterday an additional £1 million is to be invested in road maintenance and specifically the pothole problem, but this amount won’t even begin to resolve the issue. The new data […]

Fear Enniskillen businesses could be hit by DfI move

THERE are fears local businesses could lose trade in Enniskillen town centre after many had their advertising signs removed last week. A common sight in the county town, many businesses use ‘A’ boards to advertise their services. However, last Friday staff from the Department of Infrastructure (DfI) removed some of the signs from the footpaths. The […]

New light to shine on Wellington Road

WELLINGTON Road is set to benefit from a £100,000 street lighting upgrade scheme which is due to commence from  Monday, January 25, and run until mid March. Drivers have been advised that while the works are ongoing additional time should be allowed for travel. The scheme will involve the replacement of the existing lights with […]

‘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 […]