Cork-Limerick road to get lion’s share of €10.2m fund

The Government is to make €10.2m in funding available for national road schemes, with nearly half of the fund going towards a section of the Cork-Limerick road.

Cork-Limerick road to get lion’s share of €10.2m fund

The N20 Cork-Limerick road is set to receive a €4.5m pavement overlay as well as an upgrade of 3.5km of cross- section between Cork and Mallow.

Elsewhere in Cork, €750,000 has been allocated for 2.5km of pavement re-surfacing on the citybound carriageway of the N27 South City Link between the Kinsale Rd Roundabout and the city centre, while €300,000 has been granted for the renewal of the pavement surface through Lissarda village, west of Cork City on the N22 Cork-Killarney road.

A total of €4.65m has been allocated towards nine other projects in Kerry, Tipperary, Donegal, Monaghan and Mayo.

Funding of €1m has been awarded to Donegal County Council towards 1.6km of pavement overlay and strengthening between the Lifford bridge and the junction with the road to Raphoe.

Paschal Donohoe, the transport minister, said the money is part of a €34m fund aimed towards critical remedial works, maintenance and strengthening of the road network where funding has been severely constrained since the economic crisis began.

He said the funding is on top of the €363.7m allocated to Transport Infrastructure Ireland — formerly the National Roads Authority — for national road schemes in 2015.

“This spend has a wide geographic spread and will have positive economic impact. The €10m will be allocated mainly to pavement works on our national road network but also includes for a junction improvement project which is important in terms of facilitating business expansion,” he said.

Construction on the schemes is expected to start on the schemes this year.

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