Cllr. John Paul O’ Shea (Ind) today welcomed an additional allocation of €5.6m from the National Roads Authority (NRA) for urgent repairs to roads in the county. This welcomed additional allocation follows much consultation between Cllr. O’ Shea, Cork County Council and the NRA.
Cllr. O’ Shea who is Chairman of the Mallow/Fermoy Area Roads Committee said ” this additional allocation is indeed very welcome news for North Cork as many of our national and national secondary roads are in need of repair. This money will now allow Cork County Council to progress with additional schemes before year end. Some of these schemes include emergency repair works on the N20 between Blarney and Rathduff, N73 at Kildorrery Village and N73 Kildorrery to Broomhill Cross, Mitchelstown”.
Cllr. O’ Shea also welcomes confirmation from the NRA that approval has been given to commence design works for an improvement scheme on the N72 at Carrig, Mallow. This approval follows a strong delegation of local repesentatives, including Cllr. O’ Shea and enginerring staff from Cork County Coucil who recently went to Dublin to meet the NRA regarding the current condition and safety concerns regarding this road. Cllr. O’ Shea said “Cork County Council will now proceed to completing design works for this scheme and will be providing the NRA with an overview programme of works for this improvement scheme with the vision of commencing development on this scheme in 2011”.