Fitzpatrick delighted with €6 Million for north Kilkenny roads

Resources allocated to areas from Goresbridge to Urlingford, Coon, Muckalee and Johnswell

Sam Matthews

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PAT FITZPATRICK

"I’m delighted that such a significant investment has been agreed which will see much needed resources being allocated to areas right across north Kilkenny"

Local councillor Pat Fitzpatrick has welcomed the recent allocation of over €6 million under the Castlecomer Municipal District Roadwork’s Scheme for 2018.

The allocation will allow for essential road restoration improvement, road maintenance, special works and drainage across north Kilkenny. Projects include:

•Over €2 Million will be spent on the N78 between Castlecomer and Crettyard;
•€1.7 Million for restoration Improvement;
•€538,000 for Restoration and Maintenance; 
•€140,000 for signage Maintenance;
•€180,000 for discretionary Maintenance; 
•€120,000 for drainage;
•€512,000 Special Works.

“I’m delighted that such a significant investment has been agreed which will see much needed resources being allocated to areas from Goresbridge to Urlingford, and Urlingford to Kilmanagh, right across north Kilkenny," said Cllr Fitzpatrick.

"The investment will see works undertaken which are long overdue. In particular I’m delighted to see continuing investment in the communities of Coon, Muckalee and Johnswell. Also, €20,000 has been allocated for new public lighting in Clogh and €9,000 for the provision of extra public lighting in Kilmanagh.

"Over the last number of months, I have been raising these matters with senior engineers and I’m very pleased that they have taken my views and the views of the wider community on board and put the resources in place to carry out these essential works."