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€9 million invested in Cork’s fleet services over the past 5 years

€9 million invested in Cork’s fleet services over the past 5 years
Nick Fitzgerald

Cork County Council has invested €9 million in investment’s toward improving its fleet services over the past 5 years.

An extensive van replacement programme with over 80 purchased, costing over €900,000, includes dedicated emergency call-out vans. €2.8 million in 50 trucks, of various sizes, upgrades the heavy goods vehicles county wide.

Chief Executive Tim Lucey said:

“This ongoing investment in modern, state of the art fleet and technology is enabling us to deliver to citizens and communities.

“People will experience the benefits with improved pothole repairs making our roads safer to enhanced maintenance and upkeep of our parks for everyone to enjoy.”

€2.6 million was invested in the delivery of ten new specialised velocity patchers (above). The recent arrival of an additional three now brings to 14 the total number of these state of the art road and pothole repair vehicles across the country.

Added investment by the Council includes €700,000 going into the purchase of tar spraying equipment and providing new tar tanks.

Mayor of Cork, Cllr Declan Hurley commented:

“Cork County Council intends to continue with this very significant annual fleet replacement programme, incorporating new technologies to assist its direct labour force in efficient and effective operations across the country.

“It demonstrates the Council’s continued commitment to carrying out significant operations across the county by direct labour.”

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