Roadstone Quarry have given a commitment to provide passing bays on the roads in the immediate vicinity of the Ballyadams quarry.
The commitment came following a meeting attended by Laois County Councillors Aisling Moran and Padraig Fleming.
The pair brought a motion of the issue to a recent meeting of the Graiguecullen-Portarlington Municipal District.
Engineer Philip McVeigh reported on the positive engagement that had taken place.
He said: “Following the meeting, Roadstone agreed to fund the provision of a number of passing bays on the roads in the immediate vicinity of the quarry.
“Laois County Council will arrange to have these road improvement works carried out as part of the 2023 Roads Programme.”
Cllr Moran said that it was possible that Roadstone would look for planning permission to extend the current quarry.
She said: “The roads are not suitable and it is important that this work is done.”
Cllr Fleming said: “It was a very positive meeting and in fairness the company are very good.
“There were issues with speed but they have instructed their drivers and contractors to slow down which has helped.”
Cllrs Aidan Mullins and Ben Brennan expressed their disappointment that they had not been invited to the meeting – despite previously brining forward motions on this issue.
Cathaoirleach Paschal McEvoy said that they should have been notified and said that from now on, all six Councillors should be informed of meetings of this nature.
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