Uisce Éireann has issued a statement confirming that major roadworks currently being carried out on the Circular Road in Roscommon town will be completed by the end of next month.
This follows a number of complaints from local residents and motorists over the timing of resurfacing works on the Racecourse Road just outside the county town. The works led to increased traffic delays at peak times following the recent reopening of schools.
Works on Circular Road, The Walk, and Galway Road are expected to be completed by the end of October.
The company says the works are part of the wider Roscommon Main Drainage Scheme aimed at reducing the risk of sewer flooding in the county town while eliminating non-compliant sewer overflows into the local River Jiggy.
Part of the Uisce Éireann statement read: “When carrying out any construction work in public areas, Uisce Éireann and our contractors always give top priority to the safety of the public and our staff.
“All remaining road reinstatement on Circular Road, The Walk and Galway Road will be carried out at night-time to minimise the impact on the local community. All works are expected to be complete by the end of October.
“We are acutely aware that upgrades and improvement works to the water and wastewater network can be disruptive to the local community. We would like to thank you and the local community, for your continued patience and support while we continue to deliver water services for Ireland for the benefit of current and future generations.
“If members of the public have any concerns or queries about works, they should contact the customer care team on 1800-278278”.