Councillors have backed a motion asking that the council find funding to replace the barrier along the Milford to Kerrykeel Road.

The issue was raised at the monthly meeting of the Letterkenny Municipal District council, Milford on Tuesday.

Cllr Kavanagh told the meeting that the barrier was broken in places and was below the road in some parts and not fit for purpose.

Cllr Jimmy Kavanagh. 

In addition to the road safety aspect of the issue, Cllr Kavanagh said that the condition of the barrier was also preventing the Kerrykeel Tidy Towns committee from progressing a walkway underneath the barrier that would enhance the area for both tourists and locals.

The group could not currently get planning for their project because of the state of the barrier.

Council officials informed Cllr Kavanagh that there was no funding available to replace the barrier and that the cost would be €75,000, however the Fine Gael representative asked the council to try and identify one off funding to get it replaced and suggested that the barrier could be replaced in sections and the council could start by prioritising the section that is holding back the tidy towns project.

Cllr Kavanagh’s motion was seconded by Cllr Liam Blaney (FF) who said that the section being referred to, could be replaced for €25,000.

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