€3.35 million funding welcomed


Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government, Alan Kelly TD, and Tipperary TD Noel Coonan have welcomed €3.35 million in funding for Tipperary road networks as part of the national allocation made by the Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) of almost €160 million for the maintenance and improvement of the primary and secondary national road network in 2016.

"Projects included in the plan are improvement and maintenance works on national primary and secondary road networks including for example pavement works, route lighting, and winter maintenance in Tipperary”.

"Local projects include N74 Ballyhusty Realignment, Davitt Street Tipperary Pavement strengthening and N24 Arrigan's Boreen Alignment. In total €2.35million is going towards improvement works in Tipperary and €1million towards maintenance works”.

“The funding announced is a base allocation for local authorities that will be supplemented during the year in respect of certain maintenance works, pavement works and safety schemes. Fine Gael in Government is committed towards investing in the road infrastructure here in Tipperary which is vital to attract investment and build our economy," said Mr. Coonan.

Mr. Kelly said “It is essential we continue to invest in our road network, to further development of our local economy and future economic activity in Tipperary".

“Such works to be included with this funding will be pavement and improvement works on Davitt Street Tipperary Town”, he added.