Almost €17 million euro is being allocated for local and regional roads

Almost €17 million euro is being allocated for local and regional roads in Cavan and Monaghan.

It’s all part of a €324 million investment programme announced by Transport Minister Shane Ross.

It comes as last week over €11 million was allocated to the local Councils for the upkeep and improvement of national roads in the two counties.

 

Under the latest funding allocations, County Monaghan, will be provided with €7.68 million for improvement and maintenance works to regional and local roads – an increase of 7% on last years allocation.

In County Cavan, €9.1 million will be provided, an increase of 7.89% on last year’s figures.

Some of the roads which will see works undertaken this year are the R180/R927 junction of the Ballybay/Castleblaney Road, on Main Street in Ballyjamesduff and in Drung Village, on the R162 in Shercock town and on part of the R179 from Cabra Castle to Dun Na Rí Forest Park.

Minister Heather Humphreys says while local authorities have suffered a reduction in their roads budgets over the last few years, the Government are beginning to reverse that.