Home News Funding announced to repair regional and local roads in Laois

Funding announced to repair regional and local roads in Laois

Laois/Offaly TD and Minister for Justice and Equality, Charlie Flanagan has announced an allocation of €956,000 in funding to assist the repair of regional and local roads in Laois.

“Many of the regional and local roads in County Laois have suffered significant damage as a result of severe weather events and in some cases our Laois has been faced with damage caused by repeated severe weather incidents.

“I warmly welcome the additional funding support of €956,000
 to assist Laois County Council in progressing repairs to affected regional and local roads before year end.

“Extreme weather events over the last year, such as Storm Eleanor, Storm Emma, flooding incidents and the summer drought have had a major impact on the regional and local road network. 

“These events combined with the extended period of reduced funding for road maintenance following the economic downturn have left the road network much more vulnerable to damage.

“I know this funding will greatly assist in the repairs and ensure our road network in Laois is of the highest standard,” 

In addition, a €3m allocation is being provided to Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) to assist with winter operations and maintenance works on national roads. TII assists local authorities with maintenance funding for national roads.

SEE ALSO – Ross King speaks about county final incident in national newspaper interview