Economic recovery allows for €8,450,211 investment in Cavan roads – O’Reilly TD

roadworkFine Gael TD for Cavan, Deputy Joe O’Reilly has today (Tuesday) welcomed the news that €8,450,211 has been allocated to Cavan for road improvement and maintenance works. The funding is part of a €298 million national investment programme for 2016 for regional and local roads.
Cavan is getting a real boost from this significant investment of €8,450,211in our local and regional roads. The announcement of this funding allocation today by Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Paschal Donohoe, allows Cavan County Council to plan its work programme for the year. This is an increase of €197,013 from last years allocation.

“Projects to receive funding include:
Restoration Improvement €4,608,594
Restoration Maintenance €1,297,220
Discretionary Grant €2,065,272
Bridge Rehabilitation €218,000
Safety Improvement Works €195,000
Speed Limits €13,625
Training Grant €52,500
Total Allocation €8,450,211

2016 Bridge Rehabilitation Works on Regional and Local Roads

R200 Sruhanagh Bridge €25,000
R200 Corcashel Bridge €30,000
L6077 Cormeen Bridge €31,000
L2026 Drumgor Bridge €43,000
L2505 Castlepoles Bridge €18,500
L6140 Knocknashammer €21,500
R191 Killeeter Bridge €17,000
R165 Grousehall Bridge €32,000
Total €218,000

2016 Safety Improvement Works on Regional and Local Roads

R188 Castletara Cross €50,000
R198 R198 Cavan Crossdoney at Ricehill €75,000
R188 Rathkenny Bends €50,000
R162 Cabra Central School, Kingscourt €20,000
 Total €195,000

“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.”


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