A source close to the construction work on Dysart Bridge confirmed a local rumour today that the bridge could be ready to open in early August.
If it happens that would be a couple of weeks ahead of the scheduled August 25th initially believed to be the opening date.
“The weather has been very favourable and we’ve taken advantage of that to do an overlay of the road surface from the Garda Eugene Leonard Roundabout to Lisheenbawn Cross,” said the source.
Percentage for Unforeseen
“While every effort is being made to have the bridge open for the August bank holiday weekend we also have to insert a five to ten percent uncertainty clause into that – to take the unforeseen into account.”
The news of the early re-opening of the bridge will be broadly welcomed by everyone using the Killarney Road either way as a direct route to their destinations – and by the business people of the town.
It will also be a blessed relief to the people who live along the Camp Road. They have been inundated with diverted traffic since the closure of the old bridge on May 25th.
Though there were many minor scrapes and close shaves on some of the back roads in the area since the closure of the bridge, nothing major was reported in spite of the volume of traffic these roads had to cope with.
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