€2.5m for allocation Tullamore roads

OVER €2.5 million will be spent on national, regional and county roads in the Tullamore area during 2012 including €245,000 to be used to carry out works at three of the county’s bridges.

OVER €2.5 million will be spent on national, regional and county roads in the Tullamore area during 2012 including €245,000 to be used to carry out works at three of the county’s bridges.

As part of the 2012 roads programme, a variety of works will be undertaken across the Tullamore area. Officials from the Roads Section of Offaly County Council outlined the details of the forthcoming programme to the members of the Tullamore area committee this week, which was later adopted by the area committee members.

An allocation of €600,000 will go to works for the N80 Clara to Tullamore road while a further €90,000 will fund improvement works at a number of junctions in the town including works at Cox’s bridge and the New Road junction.

€205,000 will be used to fund surface dressing works at a variety of locations with a €577,350 is being given towards surface reconstruction and restoration throughout the Tullamore area. Under the forthcoming roads programme, repairs and restoration works will be carried out at bridges at Annagharvey, Lynally, and Wilton with €200,000 be allocated to address issues with the bridge in the Tanyard.

Meanwhile, the 2012 programme was welcomed by the committee members. Cllr Tommy McKeigue welcomed the report and complimented the work being undertaking in the programme. “There has also been a lot of good work been done in the last few years,” the Fine Gael councillor added.

Cllr Danny Owens was looking forward to all the works as outlined in the roads programme being undertaken in the coming months. Cllr Dervil Dolan said it the best the roads section could do with in the “limited funding available” while Cllr Molly Buckley praised the manner in which the roads section dealt with the councillors’ query during the year.

Cllr Sinead Dooley was happy with the ‘comprehensive report within a limited budget’.