CAS bridge: Contractor on site this week

Sam Matthews

Reporter:

Sam Matthews

The contractor for the construction of the new Central Access Scheme bridge is to begin mobilising on the site this week.

The contractor for the construction of the new Central Access Scheme bridge is to begin mobilising on the site this week.

Last Thursday evening, six members from the anti-CAS campaign met acting chief executive for Kilkenny County Council John Mulholland. The meeting was said to have been held in a ‘collaborative’ spirit, although the anti-CAS group remains strongly opposed to the new bridge.

Mr Mulholland informed the group that the tender advertisement for the bridge issued in December of last year, and that a letter of intention to the successful contractor, Kildare-based John Cradock Ltd, issued in April. A letter of acceptance, forming a contract, was issued earlier this month.

The bridge contract does not at this time include any works at No 21 or 22 Vicar Street.

It’s understood that the various party whips have now agreed to convene a special meeting of Kilkenny County Council, in committee, to receive a deputation from the anti-CAS group. The special meeting is to be held at 3pm on Friday, July 11.