Minister announces €1.1bn roads programme

The Transport Minister has announced a €1.1bn investment in the roads programme for this year.

Noel Dempsey says all remaining connecting sections of the major inter-urban roads are now under construction and are due to be completed by end of the year.

The Government says as of the start of the year approximately 319 kilometres of new roads are under construction and almost 300 kilometres of new roads will be finished this year.

Around €15m is also being allocated for road safety measures.

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