Limerick roads set to receive significant funding says Senator O’Donnell

Kieran O'Donnell TD

Local and regional roads in Limerick are set for a significant funding injection, Limerick Senator Kieran O’Donnell has said.

Senator O’Donnell said: “I was delighted to see Limerick City & County receive €19M in funding for our local and regional roads. Some €417 million has been allocated for investment in the programme nationally.

“This funding will allow safety improvement works to be carried out throughout the county at Limerick. Fine Gael in Government is committed to reducing deaths on Irish roads. 2017 saw the lowest number of fatalities on roads since records began. We cannot allow complacency to creep in and we must drive this down further.

“These roads are used by families every day and are essential for connecting people locally. This funding will used to maintain and improve local roads. It is essential that our infrastructure is capable of meeting the demands of our expanding economy.”

Speaking on the announcement Minister for Transport Shane Ross said: “I am especially pleased that the 2018 grant allocations include important initiatives in the area of Community Involvement Schemes and Drainage.

“While local authorities were able to use general grants for such schemes in recent years, this year ring-fenced funding is being provided. These are two areas where I have very much wanted to take action and I am very glad to be able to do so this year. There needs to be an increased focus on measures to improve the resilience of the road network in the face of climate change.” He concluded.

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