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Concern over N5 delay impact on local sub contractors

Apr 26, 2022 13:04 By Shannonside News
Concern over N5 delay impact on local sub contractors Concern over N5 delay impact on local sub contractors
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The contract between Roscommon County Council and Roadbridge has been cancelled.

Concern is being expressed that sub-contractors who carried out work on the delayed Roscommon N5 by-pass may have to wait a significant length of time for payment.

Roscommon County Council was told on Monday that the project, on which €2.5m has already been spent, is now likely to be delayed by up to 12 months as a result of the collapse of Roadbridge.

The company is currently in receivership and its contract with the local authority has been cancelled as a result.

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The tendering process will have to begin again and there is a growing concern that due to the spiralling costs of materials, the project will need additional funding from government.

Councillor Liam Callaghan raised the issue of sub-contractors, who carried put preparatory work, not being paid at the April meeting of the Council.

He feels the situation is of great concern.

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'What I'm hearing on the ground is that there's a lot of work done. A lot of these subcontractors come in maybe to  work for 100 days before they get any payment or any sign off on payment. So, unfortunately the County Council said they deal directly with Roadbridge and they don't deal in any way with the subcontractors.''

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