Roads Allocation for County Cavan must continue to increase as our road network has suffered

The Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, must continue to increase the roads allocation for County Cavan to provide our local authority with the adequate resources to carry out all roads works necessary.

 

“While I am pleased that the roads allocation for County Cavan was increased by 8%, the fact remains that this is not comparable with the level of investment needed to ensure our county’s roads are brought up to the required standard.

 

“The Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport must be cognisant of that fact that, due to the economic situation which faced our country, during those lean years there was a 50% reduction in the roads allocation. However, with an improving economy, and greater than expected revenue intakes, action must be taken to restore the roads allocation to County Cavan over the coming years.

 

“Increasing the roads allocation incrementally over the coming years in line with our economic progress is essential in order to support the necessary works to bring our road infrastructure up to the required standard, as it is beyond doubt that both our roads and by-roads have suffered from a lack of investment.

 

“Our road network is vital in terms of supporting jobs in our region, and ensuring people in Cavan can travel to work, to visit relatives and friends, or to the local shops without causing undue damage to their vehiclese. Therefore, this investment from the Department is of the utmost importance in allowing our local authority to carry out the necessary works, and this matter must be constantly revisited by the Minister over the coming years with a view to increasing the roads allocation for County Cavan.”

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