Over €12 million allocated for maintenance and renewal of road network in Offaly
Over €12m has been allocated for the maintenance and renewal of the road network in Offaly.
A number of roads are set to benefit with funds earmarked for specific projects.
A total of €900,000 has been allocated for the Edenderry Inner Relief Road with just short of €350,000 earmarked for works on Bridge Rehabilitation Works on Regional and Local Roads.
The bridges included are Five Roads Bridge, Cloncannon Bridge, Barony Bridge, Forelacka Bridge, Ballycumber, Plunkett Bridge, Garryhinch Bridge, Gorteen and Ballyclery Culvert
Among the other projects in Offaly are the R492/L-4011 - Brosna Road, Shinrone which has been allocated €40,000; The Tesco roundabout in Edenderry (Phase 1) which has been allocated €160,000 and the Meelaghans Road outside Tullamore which has been allocated €100,000.
The grants supplement local authorities’ own resources expenditure on regional and local road projects and do not represent the total investment in regional and local roads for this year.
Speaking this morning, Deputy Charlie Flanagan stated, "this funding will cover routine maintenance to safeguard our infrastructure, ensure that our roads are resilient against the deteriorating effects of climate change and also contains provisions for walking and cycling infrastructure and safety schemes."
Senator Pippa Hackett also welcomed the funding stating, "this allocation of €12,447,240 for Offaly County Council is essential for the maintenance of our road network. Both motorists and bus passengers depend on good roads for connectivity and a safe, comfortable journey. I’m delighted to see this investment in our roads in Offaly.”
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