26 January 2016
By Bryan T. Smyth
Ciarán Lynch TD has welcomed news that over €29.6 million has been confirmed for road maintenance and strengthening works in County Cork this morning.
The funding has been announced as part of the Government’s €298 million investment programme for 2016 for regional and local roads.
Speaking today, Deputy Lynch said: “I am pleased that Cork once again gets its fair share of funding in today’s regional and local road investment package. The total allocation confirmed is €29.6 million for County Cork.
“The local projects which are being allocated funding today include: €19,000 for rehabilitation work on the Glen Cross Roads Bridge in Carrigaline; €15,000 to improve the Old Kinsale Road Bridge; and €10,000 each for safety improvement work at Scart Cross, Castletreasure, Douglas and at Kilmoney Road, Carrigaline.
“This work means better and safer roads for our community. The funding also allows the local authorities to plan well ahead and make decisions regarding their annual work programmes.
“Overall, €298 million is being invested by Government in regional and local roads today. It includes funding for maintenance, improvement and strengthening works; surface dressing; specific and strategic regional and local roads projects; bridge rehabilitation works; Safety Improvement Works and miscellaneous grants including, bridge inspections, training, map road and road safety measures.
“For 2016, the priority continues to be the maintenance of our existing road network. I am pleased that Cork will benefit from such an important funding announcement and look forward to the funded works coming to fruition in the future.”