*Photograph: Joe Buckley
PARTS OF BÓTHAR na Rinne in Shannon resemble ‘a rollercoaster ride’ according to a local representative.
An investigation was sought by Cllr Donna McGettigan (SF) to determine how Bóthar na Rinne “is rising in places”. She added, “in some places the footpath alongside the road is also rising and the road is splitting in one part of one section of this road”.
A trial hole excavation has been arranged for the road, senior executive engineer in the Shannon Municipal District, Tom Mellett confirmed. “It will enable us to determine the extent of movement below the road surface and possibly indicate a cause. Once this is complete the office will be in a position to determine how best to advance,” he explained.
Speaking at a sitting of the Shannon MD, Cllr McGettigan commented, “The rising of this road is almost meeting the pedestrian crossing, it is almost like you’re on a rollercoaster driving it because you can’t see it until you’re on it. The road is rising and the footpath is splitting”.
These views were supported by fellow Shannon representative, Cllr Gerry Flynn (IND). “This is a particular issue on the ground conditions in Shannon, the paths move and the roads move, it’s highly dangerous”.