Climate change has heightened concerns for the condition of roads along the Loop Head Peninsula.
Restoration works on the L21420 from Moneen, Kilbaha to Kiltrellig “which is also an emergency exit for Loop Head Peninsula in the event of flooding and storms” plus the L2031 from Poll an Cheoil road to Derryard were sought by Cllr Gabriel Keating (FG).
Neither road was included in this year’s schedule of municipal district works but would be considered for the 2022 scheduled, Alan Kenneally, senior executive engineer with the West Clare Municipal District stated in response.
“I have a concern about this road because our climate is changing every year, I’m not looking for any bad weather but one never knows what climate this winter will blow. Maybe we could look have a look at it in the Autumn to make it passable. I would like to see attention given to these before the advent of winter season. The second road was done a few years ago, it is due to be resurfaced as part of ongoing surface dressing,” Cllr Keating stated.
His request was supported by Cllr Cillian Murphy (FF). “That road between Kilbaha and Kiltrellig is the lifeline to the community in the event of bad storm damage to the other two, it needs to be kept passable at all times”.