The National Roads Authority is carrying out a full review of signs on the new road network in South Kilkenny following the opening of the Waterford City Bypass and the new Waterford to Dublin motorway, a meeting of the Piltown Electoral Area Committee of Kilkenny County Council was told in Newrath.

Area Engineer Denis Lawlor said the NRA Project Team was engaged in the signage review and they were examining a number of locations where local councillors felt there was a deficiency in the current signs. Concern about the lane systems for the new roads and roundabouts was also relayed to the NRA Project Team.

Cllr Tomas Breathnack (Lab) said some of the lanes on the new roundabouts had ‘disappeared’, leaving drivers confused and not knowing where to go.

Cllr Pat Dunphy, Chairman, highlighted the situation in Luffany Village where the Council put in a new road surface some six years ago, since when the road had subsided quite a lot.

Mr Lawlor said he would be compiling a list of roads to be considered as part of the forthcoming three-year road programme. A draft of the programme would be presented to councillors for their consideration as part of the process. The extent of the works on an annual basis would be determined by the funding made available to the area under the Road Works Scheme.