€1.8m in additional funding for Limerick roads

Limerick County Council will receive over €1.8 million in additional funding as part of the recently announced additional €50m for regional and local roads expenditure in 2013.

Last week Minister for Transport Leo Varadkar announced the additional money that will see very necessary works carried out on roads which have fallen badly into disrepair and which would not have been included in the roads programme for the current year. This funding will be used to improve road sur-faces, which will come as a welcome relief to many people across County Limerick as some roads in the county have been left in a terrible state due to prolonged bad weather and lack of resources.

According to the Cathao-irleach of Limerick County Council, Cllr Jerome Scanlan, who has welcomed the announcement, this latest allocation is additional to the money provided in the general budget for the current year. “This allocation will enable works to be undertaken on over 600 kilometres of road countrywide, thereby providing for renewal works on over 30 kilometres within County Limerick over the next number of months,” Cllr Scanlan stated.

The additional funding is being provided directly to local authorities, with work due to be carried out this summer and autumn.