Fianna Fil Cllr Liam Blaney said that the remaining work on the surface of Milford's main road should be completed in a matter of days, once the weather allows for the work to continue.
In response to a question from Cllr Blaney, Michael Healey, council director of services for planning and economic development, said that the total construction costs for the Milford Environmental Improvement Scheme (EIS) were estimated to be €534,194. The project includes a new link road between the Kilmacrennan and church roads, a new car park and improvements to the main street, including new footpaths, the placing underground of overhead cables and decorative standards for street lighting along the main street. The project will result in a one-way traffic system through the village.
Completion of the road, originally expected in late October, was pushed back to late November. The ongoing winter storm has delayed completion further, Cllr Blaney said. But he said the road should be completed in days once the weather allows crews to return to it. The decorative standards for street lighting are expected to be erected in January, though temporary standards are in place.
The councillor wanted to thank "all the people of Milford, especially the business people. All the people of Milford worked with the council to get this job done," the councillor said, also extending his thanks to the garda. "They all did their part."