EirGrid have recently commenced the laying of the interconnector in the Meath area. The roads currently affected are the L5015-13 Cabinhill and the L 22091-0 just off the R147 (Old N3), with work due to commence on the Batterstown to Woodland L6207 on 27th January 2011. This work is being carried out in stages and different skill/contractors & materials are required for each stage. The current contractors are in the process of laying ducting and once finished, the next stage will commence. I do not envisage much, if any, gaps between stages.
I would like to reassure all residents and road users that (even though) the overall responsibility for completion of this project is with EirGrid, the contractors will be required to maintain the roads in a safe manner. Once the project is complete, EirGrid are required to reinstate the roads to perfect condition, their original state. Meath County Council will be ensuring that this requirement is carried out to the letter.
While this work is ongoing, if anybody is concerned about serious potholes or dangerous conditions, please do let me know. I will contact Meath County Council to ensure that action can be taken as early as possible to remedy any dangerous situations.