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Update September 10th: Mr. Kieran Doyle, Business manager with Gibson Bros. makes a presentation of sponsorship for the Stetson Walk at Emy. Accepting the sponsorship are John Sherry, Pat McKenna and Seamus McAree of Donagh Development Association, who are organising the Stetson Walk to raise funds for Walkway maintenance and improvements. Gibson Bros, is the Construction Company involved in the Roadworks between Corracrin and Emyvale.  Sponsorship from other businesses will be very welcome. Update September 3rd: The N2 was arranged to be closed from 2100hrs on Friday 31st August 2018 to 0700hrs on Saturday 1st September 2018 to enable some temporary widening to be undertaken to facilitate completion of the stretch of works on the southbound carriageway outside Corracrin PS and the Church. These works were successfully completed early and the road was re-opened again to traffic by 0500hrs. The traffic management measures that were put in place seemed to work better that the previous closure with personnel manning the road closure at the roundabout outside Monaghan and in Aughnacloy. Update August 29th: Corracrin Church Wall: Due to the major drainage works necessary for the new roadway at Corracrin, the excavations have destabilised some of the foundations of the existing boundary wall at St. Patrick's Church, Corracrin, and cracks have appeared especially around the entrance. The Church authorities were notified and the contractors, for the roadway, have assured all that the wall will get new foundations and will be rebuilt as it was, under the supervision of the original builder involved and financed by the contractor. The stone used in the building of the wall was donated to the church and has a very historical past. A nephew of the now famous Margaret Skinnider, Fergan, living in Australia, visited the area a couple of years back and had his photo taken beside the Church wall as the stones were from his family's former homestead. However we can be assured that every effort will be made to return the wall to its original using the stones from the existing wall. When the road itself is being laid, heavy compactors will be used and they may cause further foundation movement and the work on the new wall will be suspended until that aspect of the roadway has been complete. Update: Monday August 20th: The roadway reopened at 1.00am Monday morning, ahead of schedule, but single lane traffic will continue. The workers ran into an unexpected problem during this operation but eventually got it solved and the work completed ahead of time. There were a number of travellers very upset about the closure and lost their way while trying to negotiate a detour but it was partly their own fault. Monaghan Co Co had due warning of the closure on every conceivable media - Local and national radio; the Northern Standard;  Parish Bulletins; Newsletters; websites (including this one); and social media but drivers ignored the warnings and the signs. Cars, lorries, buses and even cyclists arrived at the closed point and expected to get through. Granted some of the Detour signs could have been better and sited in better places but, because of the fact that the road was closed and clearly notified, people should have taken the option of going a different way rather than expect that they would get through, which was impossible due to the nature and complexity of the work and the time scale open to the Construction company. There will be two more weekends with full closure, again from Friday evening at 7.00pm until Monday at 7.00am. Hopefully the Council will give similar warnings for this coming weekend and improve the signage but the main hope is that people will obey the signs and the warnings and take a detour long before they arrive at the closed point. Local access has to remain available to local residents and this is facilitated but it will not cater for through traffic. I would suggest that traffic going South should use the Glaslough road to bypass the closure and traffic coming North to use the road network on the Tydavnet side of the N2. This will reduce the congestion of lorries and cars meeting each other and I would also put a greater barrier at the Emyvale Bridge to slow traffic so that they will read the signs. I also suggest that we give ourselves extra time to get to our destination so that we do not have to use speed on the narrow side-roads. Gibson Bros. company has its headquarters in Banbridge and is a well established and reputable company and has a very impressive list of completed projects in its portfolio and now one of their current projects is the realignment of the N2 from Mullan's Turn to Emyvale village and this to include the continuation of the cycle/walk path which comes from Monaghan Town. Unfortunately the work will cause disruption to traffic and to the people living along that stretch of roadway but to date they have been very conscious of this and have carried out a lot of the preparatory work without too much disruption. We all crave progress but sometimes we are not prepared to pay the price. We wish them success and hope that their work progresses as planned and that we will reap the benefit of a better roadway to Monaghan. We hope to give you some up to date information from time to time during the duration of the work and we begin with the details of the closure of the road during the next three weekends. Monaghan County Council are closing the N2 on 3 successive weekends in August/September - August 17th, 18th, 19th; August 24th, 25th, 26th; September 1st, 2nd.  The closure begins on the Friday evening at 7.00pm and the roads reopen at 7.00am on Monday morning. Therefore, there will be no 11.30 mass in St. Patrick’s, Corracrin on Sunday 19th Aug, 26th Aug and 2nd September. The closure will be from the Turn to Carrickroe to Mullan's Turn.
Update September 10th: Mr. Kieran Doyle, Business manager with Gibson Bros. makes a presentation of sponsorship for the Stetson Walk at Emy. Accepting the sponsorship are John Sherry, Pat McKenna and Seamus McAree of Donagh Development Association, who are organising the Stetson Walk to raise funds for Walkway maintenance and improvements. Gibson Bros, is the Construction Company involved in the Roadworks between Corracrin and Emyvale.  Sponsorship from other businesses will be very welcome. Update September 3rd: The N2 was arranged to be closed from 2100hrs on Friday 31st August 2018 to 0700hrs on Saturday 1st September 2018 to enable some temporary widening to be undertaken to facilitate completion of the stretch of works on the southbound carriageway outside Corracrin PS and the Church. These works were successfully completed early and the road was re-opened again to traffic by 0500hrs. The traffic management measures that were put in place seemed to work better that the previous closure with personnel manning the road closure at the roundabout outside Monaghan and in Aughnacloy. Update August 29th: Corracrin Church Wall: Due to the major drainage works necessary for the new roadway at Corracrin, the excavations have destabilised some of the foundations of the existing boundary wall at St. Patrick's Church, Corracrin, and cracks have appeared especially around the entrance. The Church authorities were notified and the contractors, for the roadway, have assured all that the wall will get new foundations and will be rebuilt as it was, under the supervision of the original builder involved and financed by the contractor. The stone used in the building of the wall was donated to the church and has a very historical past. A nephew of the now famous Margaret Skinnider, Fergan, living in Australia, visited the area a couple of years back and had his photo taken beside the Church wall as the stones were from his family's former homestead. However we can be assured that every effort will be made to return the wall to its original using the stones from the existing wall. When the road itself is being laid, heavy compactors will be used and they may cause further foundation movement and the work on the new wall will be suspended until that aspect of the roadway has been complete. Update: Monday August 20th: The roadway reopened at 1.00am Monday morning, ahead of schedule, but single lane traffic will continue. The workers ran into an unexpected problem during this operation but eventually got it solved and the work completed ahead of time. There were a number of travellers very upset about the closure and lost their way while trying to negotiate a detour but it was partly their own fault. Monaghan Co Co had due warning of the closure on every conceivable media - Local and national radio; the Northern Standard;  Parish Bulletins; Newsletters; websites (including this one); and social media but drivers ignored the warnings and the signs. Cars, lorries, buses and even cyclists arrived at the closed point and expected to get through. Granted some of the Detour signs could have been better and sited in better places but, because of the fact that the road was closed and clearly notified, people should have taken the option of going a different way rather than expect that they would get through, which was impossible due to the nature and complexity of the work and the time scale open to the Construction company. There will be two more weekends with full closure, again from Friday evening at 7.00pm until Monday at 7.00am. Hopefully the Council will give similar warnings for this coming weekend and improve the signage but the main hope is that people will obey the signs and the warnings and take a detour long before they arrive at the closed point. Local access has to remain available to local residents and this is facilitated but it will not cater for through traffic. I would suggest that traffic going South should use the Glaslough road to bypass the closure and traffic coming North to use the road network on the Tydavnet side of the N2. This will reduce the congestion of lorries and cars meeting each other and I would also put a greater barrier at the Emyvale Bridge to slow traffic so that they will read the signs. I also suggest that we give ourselves extra time to get to our destination so that we do not have to use speed on the narrow side-roads. Gibson Bros. company has its headquarters in Banbridge and is a well established and reputable company and has a very impressive list of completed projects in its portfolio and now one of their current projects is the realignment of the N2 from Mullan's Turn to Emyvale village and this to include the continuation of the cycle/walk path which comes from Monaghan Town. Unfortunately the work will cause disruption to traffic and to the people living along that stretch of roadway but to date they have been very conscious of this and have carried out a lot of the preparatory work without too much disruption. We all crave progress but sometimes we are not prepared to pay the price. We wish them success and hope that their work progresses as planned and that we will reap the benefit of a better roadway to Monaghan. We hope to give you some up to date information from time to time during the duration of the work and we begin with the details of the closure of the road during the next three weekends. Monaghan County Council are closing the N2 on 3 successive weekends in August/September - August 17th, 18th, 19th; August 24th, 25th, 26th; September 1st, 2nd.  The closure begins on the Friday evening at 7.00pm and the roads reopen at 7.00am on Monday morning. Therefore, there will be no 11.30 mass in St. Patrick’s, Corracrin on Sunday 19th Aug, 26th Aug and 2nd September. The closure will be from the Turn to Carrickroe to Mullan's Turn.
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