Motorists set for summer of delays on border road

ROADWORKS: FERMANAGH motorists are set for a long summer of disruption, with road works planned for the main road to Dublin for the next three months. On Monday, Infrastructure Minister Nichola Mallon announced £520,000 for the final phase of the £1.2 million project on the A509 Derrylin Road at Derryhowlaght. To read more on this […]

‘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 […]

Lisnaskea traders query decision on two-day shutdown

BUSINESS owners in the Lisnaskea area have called for future roadwork’s and closures to be done “outside of trading hours” following the impact that traffic disruption had on local businesses when the main street was closed off for two days last week.  ‘KolorNKutz’ hairdressers located on the Bank Brae, told the Herald, “I think it’s […]

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 […]

Road works

Town centre closed at night for critical engineer works

ENNISKILLEN town centre has been closed to motorists at night this week to complete a ‘critical piece of engineering.’ SGN Natural Gas has confirmed that it will be working at night in Enniskillen this week to carry out a critical piece of engineering at a ‘pinch point’ location in the town centre. The work began […]

Roadworks getting top priority across the county

ALL THE major roadworks in the pipeline for the coming years across Fermanagh have been revealed. Last week the Department of Infrastructure’s roads section presented it draft programme of works for 2019 -2021 to Fermanagh and Omagh District Council. On first glance, it’s uplifting reading, with a number of major and much-needed projects and improvements […]