A community in South East Clare is up in arms over plans to restrict access to a bridge in Meelick to carry out safety works there.
Stonepark Bridge is on a key route into the village and an assessment carried out by Clare County Council has revealed structural issues with the deck of the bridge, with immediate action needed.
As a result, temporary traffic lights have been installed and a 7.5 tonne weight restriction has been implemented until the issues are dealt with, meaning farmers and school transport are directly affected.
Clare County Council says the works are necessary and it’s expected to be fully open again by the end of March but these local farmers are seriously concerned with what will happen while the works are carried out:
And you can hear more on this on Clare FM’s Morning Focus after the 9am news.