Longford County Council is still optimistic about the prospect of natural gas being extended to Ballymahon town.
Currently, the line runs along the N55 up to the bridge on the Athlone road in the town, it then goes left out the R392 to Center Parcs.
Traders in Ballymahon are anxious that the town would be able to benefit from the gas line but Gas Networks Ireland has maintained that extending the pipeline would be dependent on a new large industrial or commercial user.
The regeneration team in Longford County Council has been working with officials at the utility to extend the line.
Chief Executive Paddy Mahon says he’s still hoping there’ll be a breakthrough ahead of the commencement the streetscaping enhancement works in September.