Councillors say the army are needed to fill Cork potholes

A recent council meeting heard that the army would need to be brought in to fill some of the potholes in mid and north west Cork.

A number of councillors claimed that the roads have deteriorated in their their areas as there are fewer outdoor workers to fill in potholes compared to some years ago.

The Irish Examiner reports that councillors say that exceptionally heavy rainfall in recent weeks, together with a lack of ‘outdoor’ council staff, is leading to some rural roads looking like a moonscape.

Macroom municipal chairwoman Fine Gael councilor, Eileen Lynch, said one road she knows is so badly potholed it is nearly impassable while a number of roads in the Millstreet area were also highlighted at the meeting.

The councillors complaints are to be raised with the divisional manager in charge of the region and the council’s director of roads.


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