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Cllr. O’ Shea welcomes increase in funding to Local & Regional Roads in Cork for 2019

Cllr. O’ Shea welcomes increase in funding to Local & Regional Roads in Cork for 2019

North Cork Fine Gael Councillor John Paul O’ Shea has this week welcomed the announcement by Government that over €50m has been allocated to Cork County Council as part of the Regional and Local Road Grants Allocations for 2019.

This allocation represents an increase of over €6m in funding compare to 2018.

Cllr. O’ Shea said “I am very pleased that this funding has allowed for an almost 13% increase in the overall budget compare to 2018 for Cork. I know this will be of particular benefit to the roads in Kanturk/Mallow Municipal District Area which have been severely drained of funding over the last number of years”.

The Fine Gael led Government has stated that priority this year is the continued maintenance of the existing road network coupled with major rehabilitation and infrastructure improvements is central to this year’s programme.

There will also be rehabilitation works carried out to 32 bridges across Cork County along with specific improvement works and safety schemes carried out on our local and regional roads in Cork. Some of the local works include:

Bridge Rehabilitation Works:

  • L-1223 – Ballmagooly Bridge (€50,000)
  • L-1200 – Lodge Bridge (€33,600)
  • R621 – Longfields Embankment (€40,000) 
  • L-1206 – Kilgobban Bridge (€106,571)
  • L-1206 – Ballynafeaha Bridge (€106,571)

Safety Improvement Works:

  • L-1108/L-1110/L-1111 – Upgrade junction layout at Loumanagh Cross, Boherbue (€70,000)
  • L-1313/L-5481/L-5480 – Upgrade of Milltown Cross, West of Charleville (€10,000)
  • R522/L-5564/L-5523 – Cornahinch Cross, Doneraile (€10,000)
  • R619/L-1213 – Boola junction, south of Bweeng (€20,000)
  • L-1102/L-5193 – Derrinagree village (€10,000)
  • L-1333-0/L-5565-0 – Cahirmee Cross (€10,000)

Cllr. O’ Shea added “Local Authorities like Cork County Council are best placed to assess priorities within their own areas and I look forward to seeing progress on our local & regional roads throughout 2019 as a result of this recent allocation”.