€6.3m has been allocated to Wicklow for improvement and maintenance works on our local and regional roads.
Commenting on this matter, Minister Simon Harris stated: “Wicklow is getting a real boost from this significant investment of E6.3m in our local and regional roads. The announcement of this funding allocation today by the Government allows Wicklow County Council to plan its work programme for the year.
“Under this funding, bridge rehabilitation works will be carried out in Ballyraheen, Avoca, Rathdrum, Fortgranite, Shillelagh and Ballinaclash. Safety improvement works will also be carried out in Calary Upper and on Farrankelly Dual Carriageway.
“The funding package will allow approximately 2,000 kilometres of regional and local roads to be maintained nationally and close to 2,000 kilometres strengthened this year.
“It is because of our recovering economy that we can make these kinds of investments in our road network which is a hugely important. It is good for tourism, increases efficiencies for businesses and benefits the local people who use the roads on a daily basis.
“We have a long term economic plan designed to keep the recovery going which will ensure we can continue to make these kinds of investments. This plan will ensure that more people feel the benefits of a recovering economy in their own lives,” concluded Minister Harris.
The funding is s part of a €298 million national investment programme for 2016 for regional and local roads.