Concerns over surface failure on Greenfields Road

Cllr Daniel Butler on the Greenfields Road.

THE Greenfields Road from its connection with the Rosbrien Road to the Childers Road junction has seen serious surface failures in recent months.

That’s according to Fine Gael councillor Daniel Butler, who says it has been a particular cause for concern for residents of Roundwood and Ballinacurra Gardens. The matter was raised with the City West representative as the condition, he claimed, saw a speedy deterioration in recent weeks.

“The matter was raised with me locally and, having paid a visit myself, there is a line of what can only be described as shallow trenches along the road that are sinking at a rapid rate.

“The traffic volumes this road carries means this is very likely to continue,” Cllr Butler told the Limerick Post.

“Having engaged with Limerick Council, I was informed the issue was caused by works carried out by Uisce Éireann. The reinstatement has essentially completely failed and needs more significant works to rectify it now.”

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The former mayor went onto say that traffic volumes have been an issue along the road and further works are planned on the Rosbrien Road also in terms of connecting it by path from Old Crescent to Greenfields Road to improve safety along the route.

Traffic at peaks times have been highlighted as an issue as traffic exits the motorway at the Rosbrien Junction flooding onto the Rosbrien and Greenfields Road.

“I am delighted to have been able to secure clarity from Uisce Éireann representatives that a contractor engaged by their Asset Delivery team has been on site and submitted their tender price for the reinstatement remedial work.

“The key issue now that this in progress is when the works take place, as traffic volumes on this road at peak times as schools return could cause carnage. I will continue to monitor progress in the hope of seeing this rectified as soon as possible,” Cllr Butler concluded.