Donegal County Council says work on the Four Masters Bridge will start over the summer, however, no exact date is set for the start of work to restore the structure.
The bridge remains closed following the winter storms earlier this year which meant it was not safe for use.
There are fears for the longterm future of the Four Masters Bridge which is a key link for businesses in the north Leitrim area around Kinlough and Ballyshannon in Donegal.
It’s closure has been a source of frustration for locals.
This week, Fianna Fail north leitrim Councillor Justin Warnock confirmed that a new hole has developed on the bridge in the past few weeks.
He says if the repair work planned for the bridge is not started soon it will deteriorate further and could see the need for an entirely new structure.
Following queries on the matter from Ocean FM News this week, Donegal County Council has confirmed that procurement and statutory approvals are at an advanced stage and remedial works to the bridge are ‘imminent’.
The Council confirms that the work which it hopes will start shortly will be carried out over the summer months with a view to the bridge reopening as soon as possible.