COUNTY councillor Mike Donegan has branded the construction of new structural supports for bridges along the N20 as a â€œdisgraceâ€ and is seeking a full report on the cost of the â€œshockingâ€ and â€œdangerousâ€ project.
The National Roads Authority admitted it â€œgot it wrongâ€ when it gave the go-ahead for flawed flyover supports along the N20 between Cork and Limerick and which could cost up to â‚¬50,000 to rectify.
â€œI donâ€™t know who in their right mind would put those concrete slabs so close to the yellow line,â€ said the Kilmallock-based councillor Mike Donegan.
â€œItâ€™s absolutely disgraceful. They were not even a foot away from the edge of the road on the main N20,â€ he said.
The authority was told by motorists that the support clearings â€“ which looked like wide footpaths and provide support to bridges and prevent water erosion â€“ were causing a hazard. The NRA confirmed the structures were too wide and have scaled them back.
See the weekend edition of the Limerick Leader for a full report.