Residents concerned over texture of 'ralumac' used to re-surface several Carlow roads

Council says difficulties in estates are arising because they're not getting the same volume of traffic

Darren Hassett

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Is "ralumac" causing problems in your area?

Residents concerned over the use of "ralumac" in re-surfacing several Carlow roads and housing estates. 

Ralumac is a cold-applied asphaltic material, designed for more demanding locations on all types of surfaces. 

Cllr Ferghal Browne raised the issue at this month's meeting of Carlow County Council and told the local authority that some residents were concerned by the "texture of it".

Meanwhile Cllr Will Paton said residents in Fr Cullen Terrace in Rathvilly are also concerned about ralumac and its use in their housing estate. It was also put down in Ashgrove in Carlow Town and other areas. 

Director of Services, Dan McInerney, said Kennedy Avenue was resurfaced with ralumac and there were no issues. 

He said difficulties in estates are arising because they're not getting the same volume of traffic and the time for the ralumac to settle down "will take a bit longer".

The objective of the ralumac is the seal the road surface and protect it from future water damage, he added.