Minister Donohoe welcomes €10m stimulus funding for national road schemes

27th August, 2015

Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Paschal Donohoe TD, has today (Thursday) published the details of the €10m funding secured for national road schemes across the country, as part of the July Stimulus.

Speaking this afternoon, Minister Donohoe said: ‘In July this year, I secured an additional investment of €34 million to be provided towards critical remedial works, maintenance and strengthening of the road network at national, regional and local level, where funding has been severely constrained since the economic crisis began. €10m of which will be allocated to our national road network.

This spend has a wide geographic spread and will have positive economic impact. The €10 million will be allocated mainly to pavement works on our national road network but also includes for a junction improvement project which is important in terms of facilitating business expansion.

The funding, being allocated to Transport Infrastructure Ireland (formerly known as the NRA) will enable the commencement of critical pavement works on national road network as well as some economically important upgrades. The €10m in stimulus funding comes on top of the €363.7m allocated to Transport Infrastructure Ireland for national road schemes in 2015.

I am pleased to announce that the following schemes will begin construction in 2015 and details of the breakdown by local authority, scheme and expenditure in 2015 are provided in the table below.’

Breakdown of €10m Stimulus funding for national road schemes in 2015

Route Local Authority Scheme Expenditure in 2015 Details
N27 Cork City Co N27 South City Link pavement €750,000 2500m of pavement re-surfacing on citybound carriageway of N27 South City Link between Kinsale Road Roundabout and city centre
N20 Cork Co Co (through MMaRC Area C contract)) N20 2+1 Cork to Mallow pavement €4,500,000 Pavement overlay and upgrade of 3500m of 2+1 cross section between Cork and Mallow.
N22 Cork Co Co N22 Lissarda Village €300,000 Renewal of pavement surface through Lissarda Village
N14 Donegal Co Co N14 Lifford Bridge to R264 pavement strengthening €1,000,000 1600m of pavement overlay and strengthening in Lifford between Lifford bridge and the junction with the R264 to Raphoe
N56 Donegal Co Co N56 Letterkenny Kiltroy Junction  Improvement €350,000 Commencement of junction improvements at Kiltroy Junction involving the construction of a roundabout.  Total cost is approximately €2m
N69 Kerry Co Co N69 Tarbert towards County Boundary pavement strengthening €400,000 1000m of pavement strengthening between Tarbert town and Co. Boundary with Limerick
N70 Kerry Co Co N70 Killorglin South Pavement Works Extension €500,000 Approximately 3000m of pavement strengthening / overlay on the southern approach to Killorglin
N70 Kerry Co Co Sneem East Pavement €300,000 Renewal of approximately 1000m of pavement on the eastern approach to Sneem village
N22 Kerry Co Co Pavement renewal at Corrmaree Bridge €500,000 Renewal of approximately 1000m of pavement adjacent to Corrmaree bridge
N59 Mayo Co Co N59 Crossmolina to Knockanillaun €900,000 2800m of pavement overlay east from Crossmolina
N54 Monaghan Co Co N54 Magherarny, Smithboro €450,000 Renewal of approximately 1500m of pavement on the western approach to Smithboro village
N52 Tipperary Co Co Balingarry Steets €250,000 Pavement surface renewal through Ballingarry village.