• Cllr Brian Dennehy

Main Street, Rush

COMHAIRLE CONTAE FHINE GALL

FINGAL COUNTY COUNCIL

BALBRIGGAN/SWORDS AREA COMMITTEE MEETING

[Services A – Operational Matters]

Thursday, 9th April 2015

ITEM NO. 28



Question: Councillor B Dennehy

“To ask the Chief Executive to outline any current or future plans to put the eyesore

of the overhead cabling currently on the Main Street of Rush underground in order to

upgrade the aesthetics of the street ”

Reply:

Representations have previously been made to the Operations Department through

this Committee (January 2012 and January 2014) in relation to the undergrounding

of the overhead cables in Main Street, Rush. It is acknowledged that the

undergrounding of services is a major enhancement in areas where it has been

carried out, and while no detailed assessment has been undertaken on the cost of

the works, based on previous projects of a similar nature, this cost is estimated to be

in excess of €0.5M with this figure liable to rise substantially given our experience in

dealing with utility providers on similar projects. The level of disruption to local

businesses and citizens caused by the works related to the undergrounding of

services should not be underestimated. It should also be noted that the road

pavement of Main Street was resurfaced in November 2013. Such a project can only

be undertaken whenever the necessary funding for the works can be identified.

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