Longford has been allocated €4.6 million as part of a €333 million investment programme for 2014 aimed at improving and making safer our regional and local roads.
Longford County Council will receive €4,440,050 while Longford Town Council will receive €161,300.
Fine Gael TD for Longford/Westmeath, James Bannon is delighted that this funding has been sanctioned for Longford.
He explained, “This additional funding is to be used for surface restoration works, strengthening and maintenance of roads, road safety works and the rehabilitation of bridges. Motorists and road users in Longford will welcome the fact that their roads and bridges will be safer and in better condition.”
He commended Minister Leo Varadkar for making these funds available despite the financial constraints under which the Government is operating.
“His approach of using available funding for road repair and safety is sensible. This funding will add significantly to road safety in Longford and further improve the local and regional roads across the county,” concluded Deputy Bannon.