WORK to erect a 18-metre high Eir telecommunications mast in Kilmacrennan briefly brought traffic to a standstill along the busy N56 on Friday.
The company put in place the monopole telecommunications support structure at the rear of the existing exchange ready for equipment installation in early 2022.
This site secured planning permission in October and will enhance mobile voice and data and broadband service in Kilmacrennan, on the N56 and R246 and surrounding areas.
Poor coverage has long been a source of complaint among local businesses and residents.
Spectrum were the contractors on behalf of Eir, while the crane used in the delicate operation was provided by Quinn’s in Donegal Town. The new mast, which was bolted together on the ground, was lifted over the small exchange building and dropped onto a plinth.
“Eir continues to enhance and expand its mobile network in County Donegal, to date eir has upgraded over 70 sites across the county,” said an eir spokesperson.
“In parallel, eir has completed over 20 new sites with a further 20 sites planned for 2022.”
The firm added that it will continue network upgrades in Donegal in 2022.
“We appreciate the local support for continued network infrastructure investment throughout the county,” eir added.
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