Economic recovery allows for 12.2 million investment in Meath roads – McEntee

Fine Gael TD for Meath East, Helen McEentee, 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.

“Projects to receive funding include:

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 Name LA 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 Authority Road Number Location LA Allocation
Meath County Council R-125-194 Donaghmore Bridge €60,000
Meath County Council R-125-211 Dun Bridge €60,000
Meath County Council L-5027 Ballintry Bridge €60,000
Meath County Council L-62261-11 Rathcore Bridge €60,000
Meath County Council L-1604-51 Rathbran Culvert €40,000
Meath County Council R-163-120 Headfort Bridge €155,000
Meath County Council Total     €435,000
2016 Safety Improvement Works on Regional and Local Roads
Local Authority Road Number Location LA Allocation
Meath County Council R153 Casey’s Cross Roads €30,000
Meath County Council R152 Platin (R152 / L-56131-0) €32,000
Meath County Council R156  R156  junction with the L4021at Moyfeagher €30,000
Meath County Council L2207 Junction of the L6200, L6224 & L2207 at Belper X €32,500
Meath County Council L1002 Rathfeigh  L-5003-11 / L-1002-21 €35,000
Meath County Council R162 Proudstown Road (R162/L 7415-0) €33,000
Meath County Council Total     €192,500

“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.”

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