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PICS: Water meter works leave footpath almost completely blocked

One resident of the street in south Dublin said he couldn’t imagine how a person in a wheelchair would be able to access their home.

Updated 10.22pm

THERE’S NO LOVE lost between residents of this street in Ranelagh, south Dublin, and Irish Water, as works to install meters today have left the footpath almost completely blocked up with barriers.

As the photos below of Beechwood Avenue this evening show, there is little or no space left on the narrow footpaths for pedestrians and one resident said it has even made it difficult for people to access their own homes.

“The path’s completely blocked with no proper provision for pedestrians to get around the works or access their houses,” he said. “I can’t imagine how a person in a wheelchair would be able to get access to their house.”

Another resident, student David Kirwan, said he had been home all day and “they have been out there since 8am this morning jackhammering away”.

He said the work has been going on for the last couple of days but “today is particularly bad”.

“It’s completely ridiculous,” he said. “I was walking today and I couldn’t even walk on the paths, I was walking on the road beside the traffic and they have their own diggers and things on the paths during the day as well”.

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