Fine Gael TD for Kildare South and Chairman of the Fine Gael Parliamentary Party, Martin Heydon and Councillor Evie Sammon have welcomed the commencement of works on the Slope Remediation Project at Coughlanstown, Ballymore Eustace by Coffeys.

Deputy Heydon said “In 2016, I met a large number of residents from Coughlanstown and surrounding areas to view the damage that has caused the closure of the L6048 Coughlanstown road. A burst water main resulted in serious subsidence of the road foundation and adjacent river bank which forced the closure.

“Since then I have met with Kildare County Council and a delegation of local residents every six months to review progress on the reopening of the road and to keep pressure on the Council.

“While it has taken longer than expected I am delighted that we are finally at a the signing of the contracts.”

Councillor Evie Sammon from Ballymore Eustace said: “The Slope Remediation works at Coughlanstown Road was an issue I raised at my first meeting of the Naas Municipal District in July where I received confirmation that work would begin before the end of September 2019.

“I am delighted that we are finally at this stage and look forward to the road being reopened and local residents having ease of access back to their Village again.”