Junior Minister Kelly welcomes extra funding for Tipperary roads

Junior Minister Alan Kelly

Junior Minister Alan Kelly

Minister for state at the Department of Transport, Tourism & Sport, Alan Kelly, has welcomed the provision of €2.3 million worth of road grants for Tipperary.

For 2014, the National Roads Authority has allocated €1.4 million for South Tipperary and €897,994 for North Tipperary.

Among the key measures will be €500,000 euro for traffic calming measures through Thomastown on the N74. €150,000 will be spent on pavement and minor works overlay for Parnell St and Cuchalainn Road in Thurles while a further €200,000 will be spent on the Congar/Ballyluskey realignment on the N52. €100,000 will also be spent on the N74 Ballyhusty realignment. The grants will also see pedestrian facilities constructed for the Pill Road on the n24 in Carrick-on-Suir.

Both local authorities will also see funding allocated for maintenance and improvement of national secondary and national primary roads as well as grants for winter maintenance.

Welcoming the news, Minister Alan Kelly, said the funding would be put to good use by the local authority in Tipperary and make a substantial improvement to the safety and quality of much of the county’s roads infrastructure.

“We know only too well in Tipperary that the roads need significant work and this €2.3 million will go a long way towards improving the roads in Tipperary next year. I have no doubt that the new local authority in Tipperary will see this funding put to good use and maximised for the people of Tipperary,”


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