More money for Limerick roads

Following Limerick County Council’s ruling group’s recent meeting with Transport Minister Varadkar, Limerick County Council succeeded in getting an additional €1,841,400 for work to the county’s roads. This represents a 34% top-up on the €5,426,000 allocated last January. These funds will in the main be applied to undertake road surface restoration works. Welcoming the allocation, Cllr Jerome Scanlan confirmed that the remaining works to roads at Pallas, Kilmeedy, and at Highmount Feenagh, are included, as is reconstruction of the road at St. Joseph’s Park, Dromcollogher and renewal of footpaths at Assumpta Park, Newcastle West. The L1330 Sugar Hill to Newcastle West as well as the L 7057 Pound Cross to Meenoline Roads are other major beneficiaries from this funding.

Welcoming the monies, Cllr. Scanlan stated this is the first real increase provided for road work since 2008. He thanked Minister Varadkar for “listening to and understanding the real needs of those who live and pay taxes in rural Ireland.”