Almost €1,000,000 allocated for up keep of Offaly roads

€909,807 has been allocated to Offaly County Council for the maintenance and up-keep of roads throughout the County in 2013.

€909,807 has been allocated to Offaly County Council for the maintenance and up-keep of roads throughout the County in 2013.

Laois/Offaly Fine Gael TD, Marcella Corcoran Kennedy, has welcomed the announcement which was made by Minister for Transport, Leo Varadkar.

The funding has been ring-fenced to enable Offaly County Council undertake essential maintenance works on the N62 at Doon, the N80 from Killeigh to the Laois boundary and the N52 between Kilcormac and Tullamore. There will also be improvements to Emmet Square in Birr and Killeigh village.

The funding will also allow Offaly County Council to make undertake essential winter road maintenance in 2013 as well as other road improvements throughout the County. Deputy Corcoran Kennedy said that she was delighted with the announcement of a further allocation of Government funding which will improve Offaly’s infrastructure.

This announcement comes after the recent announcements of the N62 improvements between Cloghan and Ferbane as well as the massive investment in the Edenderry/Enfield road. “Maintaining Offaly’s road network at a high standard will ensure that we can compete on a National stage for inward investment in the County which will eventually lead to economic growth and jobs,” commented Deputy Corcoran Kennedy