25 May 2022

Almost €10m allocated to improve roads in county Longford

Almost €10m allocated to improve roads in county Longford

There was some good news for county roads today as the government announced details of €597 million for regional and local routes, with almost €10m earmarked for Longford.

A total of €9,832,607 will go into improving and maintaining routes around the county.

Senator Micheál Carrigy welcomed the news today stating that the overall funding will increase by over 4% this year, with the funding package set to allow approximately 3,100km of roads to be maintained and 2,500km to be strengthened throughout the country.

"This funding will be invested in a wide range of works including pavement strengthening, maintenance, drainage, and resurfacing works," said Senator Carrigy.

"It will also include specific improvement works to include road improvement works in Ballymahon and also Camp Road (Lisbrack). These grants supplement the local authority's own resources expenditure on regional and local road projects and do not represent the total investment in regional and local roads for this year."

Legan's Cllr Paul Ross took to social media this afternoon to welcome the announcement, expressing particular delight at the inclusion of roads in his own area.

"I am particularly happy to see a number of projects I have worked on receive funding, particularly €50,000 for safety measures at Belton's Cross in Colehill, €30,000 for further safety measures at Carrickboy crossroads and €40,000 for bridge repairs for the brige at Listreena, Legan," he said.

Other major inclusions included in that €9.8m package include:

  • €100,000 to apply rock armour to the pavement of the Saints Island causeway road during high water levels on Lough Ree
  • €100,000 for the R392 realignment from Newcastle Wood to Forgney RC Church
  • €400,000 for improvements to Main Street Ballymahon
  • €300,000 to realign and improve the Batter Road, including the provision of cycle tracks

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