A contractor has finally been appointed to deal with subsidence on the Brackenstown Rd.
The subsidence, which has led to a stop-go traffic light being in place for a year, has been a complex issue for engineers to resolve after it was discovered that the foundations of the road are resting on clay.
The road is an important access route into and out of Swords from the Brackenstown direction. It’s also a crucial link to the Knocksedan Estate.
A Fingal County Council official clarified this week:
“Following a competitive tendering process and the statutory “standstill period”, a contractor was formally appointed on the eve of St Patrick’s
Day. The Council expects that works will be completed by the end of Q2/2023.”
Cllr Ian Carey said:
“This problem has been a major inconvenience to people using this busy route. I understand that it has been found to be considerably more complex than was anticipated but I would have liked it to have been given much greater priority.
“However it is good to finally have some clarity on when these works will be done.
“One word of warning I have is that engineers were clear that they are doing ground excavations to determine if the rest of the road is also on clay. Depending on what comes back there could be more works needed.”