€9,117,182 funding for roads in Cavan – Senator Joe O’Reilly

Fine Gael Senator, Joe O’Reilly for Cavan/Monaghan has confirmed Government funding of €9,117,182 for roads in county Cavan.


Cavan County Council is to receive €9,117,182 in roads funding this year. This is part of a €324 million national investment programme for regional and local roads in 2017.


“Fine Gael in Government is determined to use our strong economy to benefit all areas of the country, and roads funding is just one example of this. The funding announced by the Government today constitutes a 9% increase on last year’s allocation, which is only possible as our economy continues to grow.


“This funding is for the local authority to maintain and strengthen our roads here in Cavan. It will also help to stimulate local job creation which is really important to local communities here.


“The total figure of €9,117,182 for Cavan includes the significant amount of €8,641,682 in a Specific Improvement Grant for :

Restoration Improvement €5,137,959
Restoration Maintenance €1,297,220
Discretionary Grant €2,130,003
Bridge Rehabilitation €280,500
Safety Improvement Works €195,000
Speed Limits €24,000
Training Grant €52,500
Total Allocation €9,117,182




“There is also funding for bridge rehabilitation works including:

Local Authority Road Number Location LA Allocation
Cavan County Council L3005 Drummanduff Bridge €37,000
Cavan County Council L1530 Monnery Bridge €25,000
Cavan County Council L6099 Cullies Bridge €21,500
Cavan County Council L6029 Keadew Bridge €28,000
Cavan County Council L1037 Bawnboy Bridge €18,000
Cavan County Council L2016 Killycreeny Bridge €27,000
Cavan County Council L35071 Killymacaran Bridge €22,000
Cavan County Council L2008 Ballynallon Bridge €24,000
Cavan County Council L2519 Glencorran Bridge €18,000
Cavan County Council L2500 Lisreagh Bridge €16,000
Cavan County Council L5557 Clonagonnell Bridge €27,000
Cavan County Council L6535 Woodlands Bridge €17,000
Cavan County Council Total     €280,500




“Road safety is an important part of this announcement also. Nationally, funding of over €1.3 million will be allocated to local authorities to continue with the implementation of 30km/h speed limits in housing estates across Ireland.     Here in Cavan funding of €195,000 has been allocated to safety improvement works on roads such as :

Local Authority Road Number Location LA Allocation
Cavan County Council R194 Ballyjamesduff Main Street – Market Street Jcn to Dublin Street Jcn €90,000
Cavan County Council R188 Drung Village €50,000
Cavan County Council R179 R179 Cabra Castle to Dun Na Ri Forest Park €30,000
Cavan County Council R162 Shercock Town €25,000
Cavan County Council Total     €195,000



“This funding for roads in Cavan will make a big difference to people and businesses locally. This announcement comes in the same week as the Government launched its Action Plan for Rural Ireland which, with its 270 targeted actions, will help to deliver benefits to people and communities all across Cavan.


Senator Joe O'Reilly representing Cavan & Monaghan 2010. | An ExSite website