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The new by-pass duel carriageway for Wicklow town and the harbour by-pass road

 

The new by-pass duel carriageway for Wicklow town in now opened along with the by-pass road for the Harbour

A sturdy congrats to all involved with the project a job well done

Wicklow can do it

Take a look at the video below

Water mans burst along the Marlton Road

Ref:Water mains burst along the Marlton road
Dear Sir or Madam,
Attached please find a video of the latest water pipe burst on the Marlton road
The water appears to be coming up from the manhole and has a strong Oder of sewerage!
Best wishes

Thomas,

Thanks for your mail, Wicklow Town Council are having the burst investigated at the moment, we hope to have it repaired asap.
regards,

Helen Purcell.
—–Original Message—–
From: Alvina Brehony
Sent: 15 April 2010 10:06
To: Wicklow Town Council – Town Clerk; Environment – Admin
Subject: FW: Urgent :Water mains burst along the Marlton Road

Wicklow County council replies (Dangerous road)

Thank you so much for your kind attention,

I know that funds are scarce but this rout is a school run and the thought of an accident occurring because of the road surface is just freighting.

 With kind regards

WPAG

 (Wicklow pothole action group)
On Wed, Apr 7, 2010 at 10:51 AM, Kay Leeson <KLeeson@wicklowcoco.ie> wrote:

   Just to let you know that Mr. Marnane has stated that there was too much water yesterday to be able to repir this area, so they put signs on it.  It is expected to get it repaired to day.   Regards Kay

—–Original Message—–
From: Sent: 06 April 2010 15:24
To: Kay Leeson
Subject: Re: Pothole action group

Dear Kay thank you for your prompt reply T

On Tue, Apr 6, 2010 at 3:20 PM, Kay Leeson <KLeeson@wicklowcoco.ie> wrote:

I wish to acknowledge receipt of your query in regard to state of road at Lower Ballynerrin.   This concern has been forwarded to Mr. Declan Marnane, Area Engineer, for his report and recommendation.   Regards Kay

—–Original Message—–
From: Alvina Brehony
Sent: 06 April 2010 11:05
To: Catherine McCann; Transportation and Roads – Admin
Subject: FW: Pothole action group

  —–Original Message—–
From: 1machholz@gmail.com]
Sent: 04 April 2010 20:56
To: County Secretary – Group
Subject: Pothole action group

To.

WICKLOW COUNTY COUNCIL

Attention 

Ref: Wicklow Pothole watch group.

04.04.2010

Dear Sir or Madam

We would like to bring to your attention the very dangerous state of the road (Map attached and Video) of the Lower Ballynerrin (Marlton road end)

We believe this to be a priority case in road safety as it is a road leading to a school

(Wicklow Montessori school).We asks you to give this your immediate attention before there is a serious accident here.

Thank you (Map) http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&om=0&oe=UTF8&msa=0&msid=110170022048891024386.000445344891f973d27e2&ll=52.968854,-6.050034&spn=0.021038,0.074158&t=h&z=14   video clip link http://thepressnet.com/2010/04/04/573h

General information on Potholes

A pothole (sometimes called kettle and known in parts of the Western United States as a chuckhole) is a type of disruption in the surface of a roadway where a portion of the road material has broken away, leaving a hole. Most potholes are formed due to fatigue of the pavement surface. As fatigue fractures develop they typically interlock in a pattern known as “alligator cracking”. The chunks of pavement between fatigue cracks are worked loose and may eventually be picked out of the surface by continued wheel loads, thus forming a pothole.

The formation of potholes is exacerbated by low temperatures, as water expands when it freezes to form ice, and puts greater stress on an already cracked pavement or road. Once a pothole forms, it grows through continued removal of broken chunks of pavement. If a pothole fills with water the growth may be accelerated, as the water “washes away” loose particles of road surface as vehicles pass. In temperate climates, potholes tend to form most often during spring months when the subgrade is weak due to high moisture content. However, potholes are a frequent occurrence anywhere in the world, including in the tropics.

Potholes can grow to feet in width, though they usually only become a few inches deep, at most. If they become large enough, damage to tires and vehicle suspensions occurs.

Dangerous state of the road

e-mail sent To.
WICKLOW COUNTY COUNCIL
Attention
Ref: Wicklow Pothole watch group.(Road safety issue)
04.04.2010
Dear Sir or Madam
We would like to bring to your attention the very dangerous state of the road.(Map attached and Video) of the Lower Ballynerrin (R751)(Marlton road end)
We believe this to be a priority case in road safety as it is a road leading to a school
(Wicklow Montessori school).
We ask you to give this your immediate attention before there is a serious accident here.
Thank you

http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&om=0&oe=UTF8&msa=0&msid=110170022048891024386.000445344891f973d27e2&ll=52.968854,-6.050034&spn=0.021038,0.074158&t=h&z=14

Water pipes broken under the marlton Road

Water pipes seem to be broken under this streach of the Marlton Road

Thomas,

We have tested this water and there is no chlorine present so it must be surface water coming up through the road.

This often happens where the land is higher than the road.

Thanks again for letting us know as it is always worth checking.

Regards,

Declan Marnane,

Wicklow Area Engineer,

0404 20173

—–Original Message—–

Sent: 25 January 2010 21:43

To: County Secretary – Group

Subject: water pipe breakages

Dear sir or Madam

I wish to draw your attention to the water pipe breakages on the Marlton road

Please inform the relevant department,

Hoping this will bring about the speedy repair and help conserve this precious resource!

Wicklow towns roads

Andrew Doyle
(Wicklow, Fine Gael)

 

Wicklow County Council has been given €850,000 to maintain its roads in 2010. With three weeks gone in the year and 49 weeks to go, I estimate that between €500,000 and €600,000 of that annual fund has been spent already. One of today’s newspapers reported that approximately €150 million – I imagine that was an educated guess – is needed to repair the damage done to this country’s roads in recent times. That equates to an average of approximately €4 million for each affected local authority. It is encouraging that the Minister of State from the capital city is present in the Chamber. It seems that his senior colleague, the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government, who represents a neighbouring constituency, did not take this crisis seriously until it started to affect the city. As my colleagues have said, road infrastructure is the key to road safety. It is also the key to attracting investment, business and tourism. It is right that the road from the hotel in Glendalough to the upper lake car park was repaired last Sunday to make the road passable. However, another section of road not too far away, which is used for access by a milk lorry, was not repaired. If something positive is to come out of all of this, it is that local employment will have to be created as money is spent locally to repair our roads. If this is not addressed, we will have no road infrastructure in 12 months’ time.

 

Nice one Andrew, However I would argue that the roads in the town’s would need to be given priority as the car repair business is booming and workers cannot afford the constant repairs .This week alone I had to fork out 550 Euros for wheel Barings and the garage man tells me it was because of the various pot holes in and around the Abby street and Marlton road junction in Wicklow Town

Collecting my children from school is lethal as the potholes are getting bigger and bigger (near the Wicklow Montessori school) also outside the Abby National school

The whole road needs to be urgently resurfaced (Dublin Road & Abby Road ,Wicklow Town)

Wicklow road update

This was the road to Ratdrum to-day (11.012.2010 )at 13.00 Hrs

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