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Pothole repair sparks hold-ups

DUBLIN City Council has had to revise plans to fix potholes after motorists complained of traffic chaos.

The council had implemented the plan on Blackhorse Avenue in Dublin 7, one of the routes worst affected by potholes following last winter's snow and ice.

However, the one-way system led to traffic jams in surrounding streets.

Paschal Donohoe, the new TD for Dublin Central, said the council plan had forced cars on to adjoining roads.

He told the Herald it "caused chaos" on the Navan Road, one of the main arteries for Dublin city.

However, from Monday , Blackhorse Avenue between Baggot Road and the Cabra Gate in the Phoenix Park will revert to a two-way/stop-go system.

The council had prioritised Blackhorse Avenue after the road deteriorated during the Big Freeze.

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