ALMOST €36 million has been allocated to Limerick City and County Council for the maintenance and upkeep of regional and local roads this year.
Limerick Fine Gael Senator Maria Byrne said that the €35,845,150 allocated to Limerick from an overall €597 million investment programme will allow for the roll out of various projects throughout the city and county.
“Last year there was the introduction a climate change adaptation grant for works on roads at risk due to the impact of climate change and severe weather events. It is vital this funding is continued with €15 million being allocated for 355 climate change adaptation projects,” Senator Byrne explained.
“It is so important to see funding allocated across the country road safety schemes that target remedial measures to improve road safety for vulnerable road users and vehicular traffic. This also includes provision for funding to continue a signage programme which includes signage to support lower speed limits in housing areas, rural speed limit signage and “safe passing” cycle signs.”
“This funding will provide an excellent opportunity to all Local Authorities to continue to be the protect and renew the existing regional and local road network,” she added.