Following our Council meeting today we were informed that the main contract for the road will be signed in late March/early April. This will ensure that the road is completed for Q1 in 2022 as previously advised. The Council are finishing a number of utility movement and accommodation works at the moment in advance of this final contract. You would have seen the removal of the train tracks which are now complete. The Council will have to secure the land from the Fortbartington road to the Barrow in advance of this work and you will see additional fencing going up and around the site in order to do this. Following final questioning from all Cllrs , the senior engineer and staff confirmed that there are no obstacles in the way of completing this road to the timeframe above and as I have said before, that is all we all want to hear.