Independent Cllr Kieran McCarthy has welcomed the beginning of the upgrade works at Douglas Pool car park; “this has been a very difficult project to secure funding for and there has been much frustration by local residents, pool users and I in trying to get the project in place. E300,000 is now in place by Cork City Council; the works have started and are due to be completed in December”.
The works consist of the following: provide and place new kerbing and a footpath from Nursery Drive along the access road and on the swimming pool, kerbing in the car park area along with cutting the trees back from the existing street lighting to provide more light, new gullies and drainage works along access road and car park including a soakaway in the sports ground field, new macadam surface in car park and access road including road marking for cars/buses in car park.
Cllr McCarthy continued; “Contractors began their work on site starting 11 September. The phasing of the works will be in four different stages. Stage 1 involves cordoning off the green area along the access road and the section of sports ground and half of the car park to enable soak away and drainage works to be completed and place the first layer layer of macadam in the car park. All the works will be contained within the site. This will take approx. 4-5 weeks to complete”.
The other half of the car park will remain open and access will be maintained to the swimming pool at all times. Complete access will also be maintained to all properties around the site. Emergency access will always be maintained throughout the project. Contractor contact a are the ground to answer questions from the public.