A lack of skilled tradesmen to lay down natural stone as part of the Carrick-on-Shannon streetscape works is being cited a key factor in delays to the project.
Today's meeting of Carrick-on-Shannon Municipal District heard that 'snagging works' are currently taking place at areas where paving has been deemed 'unacceptable' by the Council.
The matter of why stonework was being replaced and the delays to the project was raised by Councillor Paddy Farrell through a motion.
The meeting heard that due to the pandemic and lockdowns, the contractor found it difficult to find 'gangs of men skilled enough to lay down the special blocks,
Council engineer Shay O Connor explained that it is expected all works will be complete within two to three weeks and the delays were frustrating.
Councillor Farrell says he is hopeful that the project is finally nearing its end :
We have learned today that there was a lot of mistakes made and they have to be rectified. That seems to be what is going on at the moment.
Hopefully, they will be rectified and the town does look well but there is a lot of little things that need to be sorted out and hopefully, they will be done in the near future."