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ROADWORKS in Lisnaskea are causing chaos for early morning commuters.

The main Lisnaskea to Maguiresbridge road has been closed for over a week, and will remain closed for another three and a half months. Further disruption has been caused on the Lisnagole Road and Drumbrughas Road as these roads have been restricted by traffic marshals at one end of the link road beside Rathowen.

Local councillor and Lisnaskea resident Garbhan McPhillips said “I was advised of this situation following correspondence from DFI roads. I believe this was put in place following an accident early last week. "

The main Lisnaskea to Maguiresbridge road, which is used daily by thousands of commuters who travel from Lisnaskea, Newtownbutler, Roslea and Donagh to Enniskillen is closed to facilitate the repair of a bridge on the Lisnagole Road.

Commuters and haulage companies are being forced to use the diversion via the Nutfield Road and the A4 Belfast Road for through traffic.

Cllr Garbhan McPhillips believes things are being ‘managed as best they can’, but admits the ‘whole situation is not ideal for anyone.’

The Department has claimed that Majors Bridge, on the main road near Lisnaskea, is a masonry arch structure which has been in poor condition for a number of years and recent deterioration has brought it to the point where it needs to be immediately replaced.

The scheme is set to cost around £ 350,000

Posted: 9:20 am May 15, 2019