Economic recovery allows for over €12m investment in Meath  roads – English

Local Minister for Skills, Research and Innovation and Meath West T.D.Damien English has today (Tuesday) welcomed the news that €12,271,812 has been allocated to Meath for road improvement and maintenance works. The funding is part of a €298 million national investment programme for 2016 for regional and local roads.

“Meath is getting a real boost from this significant investment of
€12,271,812 in our local and regional roads. The announcement of this
funding allocation today by Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport,
Paschal Donohoe, allows Meath County Council to plan its work
programme for the year.

“The funding package will allow approximately 2,000 kilometres of
regional and local roads to be maintained nationally and close to
2,000 kilometres strengthened this year.

“It is thanks to our recovering economy that we can make these kinds
of investments in our road network which is a hugely important. It is
good for tourism, increases efficiencies for businesses and benefits
the local people who use the roads on a daily basis.

“Fine Gael has a long term economic plan designed to keep the recovery
going which will ensure we can continue to make these kinds of
investments. The plan has three steps: more and better jobs, making
work pay more than welfare, and investment in better public services,
which will only be possible as a result of the increased revenue
generated by creating more jobs. This plan will ensure that more
people feel the benefits of a recovering economy in their own lives”
Minister English said,

Meath County Council

Restoration Improvement€6,557,759
Restoration Maintenance€1,845,869
Discretionary Grant€3,040,184
Bridge Rehabilitation€435,000
Specific Imp. Grants€50,000
Safety Improvement Works€192,500
Speed Limits€82,500
Training Grant€68,000

Total Allocation€12,271,812

2016 Specific Improvement Grant

Scheme NameLA Allocation
SG: Bettystown to Laytown Link Road€50,000
Meath County Council Total€50,000

2016 Bridge Rehabilitation Works on Regional and Local Roads

Local AuthorityRoad NumberLocationLA Allocation
Meath County CouncilR-125-194Donaghmore Bridge€60,000
Meath County CouncilR-125-211Dun Bridge€60,000
Meath County CouncilL-5027Ballintry Bridge€60,000
Meath County CouncilL-62261-11Rathcore Bridge€60,000
Meath County CouncilL-1604-51Rathbran Culvert€40,000
Meath County CouncilR-163-120Headfort Bridge€155,000
Meath County Council Total€435,000

2016 Safety Improvement Works on Regional and Local Roads

Local AuthorityRoad NumberLocationLA Allocation
Meath County CouncilR153Casey’s Cross Roads €30,000
Meath County CouncilR152Platin (R152 / L-56131-0)€32,000
Meath County CouncilR156 R156 junction with the L4021at Moyfeagher€30,000
Meath County CouncilL2207Junction of the L6200, L6224 & L2207 at Belper X€32,500
Meath County CouncilL1002Rathfeigh L-5003-11 / L-1002-21€35,000
Meath County CouncilR162Proudstown Road (R162/L 7415-0)€33,000
Meath County Council Total€192,500

ENDS

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