Significant allocation for Limerick road improvement works

Over €50 million has been announced for the restoration and improvement of national regional and local roads in Limerick, to include funding for Greenways.
The regional and local roads programme addresses economic, social, and political issues.
The investment programme includes funding for road pavement strengthening, preventative surface dressing, local authority discretion in selecting roads for maintenance, specific regional and local road projects, bridge rehabilitation, road safety improvements, drainage works, climate change adaptation, and various grants.
In Limerick, the Regional/Local Roads Network measures almost 3,700 km. Limerick has just 220 kilometres of National Road.
Said Minister of State Niall Collins: “Improving and maintaining our road network is essential to the sustained development of local economies in rural Ireland. These roads are critical for children getting to school and people travelling to work safely.”
Under ‘Climate Change Adaption and Resilience Works,’ €200,000 has been allocated for Ballingarry Low Road Verge Stabilisation.
‘Bridge Rehabilitation Works’ are listed for Ballingarry (€200,000), while ‘Safety Improvements’ will be carried out at such locations as Boland’s Cross on the N69 (€500,000), Morenane Cross (€130,000), near Kilcornan and Buckley’s Cross, Abbeyfeale (€40,000).
The former N7/N8 will receive €600,000 for Rehabilitation Works.
Separately, €26 million has been awarded by Transport Infrastructure Ireland for National Roads and Greenways.
A significant chunk of €5 million has been announced towards the progress of the M20 Motorway between Limerick and Cork. To assist in design and planning, the bypass projects of Abbeyfeale and Newcastle West will each receive €1.45 million. An allocation of €1 million has been approved for the N21 between Abbeyfeale and Mountmahon. O’Rourke’s Cross has also been approved significant funding.
Said Minister of State Patrick O’Donovan: “This year’s allocation allows for continued works on the main national roads projects in the county including Limerick to Foynes and the Adare bypass, Limerick to Cork and the Abbeyfeale and Newcastle West bypasses.”
Limerick City and County Council will have leeway also with confirmation it has been approved a Discretionary Grant of nearly €4 million.