Kilkenny to receive almost €12 million to improve safety on regional and local roads – Minister Phelan

Sean Keane

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Minister John Paul Phelan

Minister John Paul Phelan

Local and regional roads in Kilkenny are set for a significant funding injection with finance also earmarked for significant safety and speed limit works, according to Fine Gael Junior Minister, John Paul Phelan.

 

Kilkenny is to receive €11.972 million in funding for its local and regional roads. 

Of the funding announced for Kilkenny, €6.334 million goes on restoration improvements, €1,089 million on restoration maintenance, €13,500 on speed limits, €330,500 on drainage works. Among the biggest projects is the Thomastown Culvert which comes in at €900,000, Minister Phelan confirmed. 

“This funding will allow safety improvement works to be carried out throughout the county at several key areas, chief among these Listerlin, where €80,000 has been allocated; €60,000 for The Rower and €35,000 for Friarshill in Thomastown. The Ballyragget Junction which is to receive €30,000 worth of works, the Clonmel Road in Callan which sees a €20,000 investment.

“Funding for works at Bridges is also included. This includes €50,000 for works at Cody’s Bridge in Inistioge; €35,000 for Killinaspick Bridge in Newrath and €20,000 each for bridge works in Ballyragget, Dungarvan, Cuffesgrange, Coolraheen and Castlecomer. A further €15,000 has been set aside for remediation works at Clooneen.