€900,000 funds for N55
in Ballymahon and Granard

A total of €900,000 has been allocated to improve particularly bad sections on the N55.

A total of €900,000 has been allocated to improve particularly bad sections on the N55.

A provision of €500,000 euro has been provided to Longford County Council for road pavement improvement works on the Creevaghbeg/Cartron section, while €400,000 has been sectioned for the Tonywarden/Fereskill section of the N55.

Details of the work were made available after Deputy James Bannon tabled a parliamentary question on the matter recently.

“This is important news following on from the confirmation of €11.5 million being allocated to Longford and Westmeath County Councils for the improvement and maintenance of roads,”Deputy Bannon explained.

“Ensuring the upkeep and maintenance of our road network is essential in facilitating our future economic growth and development and securing job creation. If people are prevented from going about their daily business or from getting to and from work in a timely fashion our economic activity will suffer.”

He concluded by saying “This allocation of for the N55 and the €11.5 million for Longford and Westmeath will allow restoration and improvement works to be carried out and a number of new construction projects to be carried out.”