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Cork County Council Allocated Over €36m for National Roads in 2019 – O’Shea

Cork County Council Allocated Over €36m for National Roads in 2019 – O’Shea

Funding doubled for Cork County compare to 2018 – Macroom Bypass to Proceed to Construction

North Cork Fine Gael Councillor John Paul O’Shea this week warmly welcomed the 2019 allocation of funding for National Roads in Cork County. In total, €36,65,812 has been allocated to advance Cork’s National Road network during 2019 which represents a 100% increase in funding compare to 2018.

Some of the main projects to be funded during 2019 throughout North Cork are as follows:

  • N22 Ballyvourney to Macroom – €15,000,000
  • M20 Cork to Limerick Motorway – €2,150,000
  • N72/73 Mallow Relief Road – €300,000 
  • N73 Annakisha South Improvement Scheme – €250,000
  • N73 Clogher Cross to Waterdyke Realignment Scheme – €250,000
  • N20 Mallow Southern Approach Pavement Inlay/Overlay – €980,000
  • N72 Annabella to Lacknamona Pavement Strengthening (Design) – €500,000 
  • N72 Grange East and West Pavement Strengthening – €1,500,000
Welcoming the funding, Cllr. O’Shea said “this is a very important announcement for Cork roads and it is particularly welcoming to see funding of €15m secured to advance the Ballyvourney to Macroom Bypass project to construction. It is important also to see funding continue to be allocated to advance projects like the M20 and the N72/N73 Mallow Relief Road. Likewise, we must continue to upgrade our existing National Road network therefore the pavement improvements and overlay works are indeed also very welcome.
Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) announced that, as a result of funding secured by Government in Budget 2019, it has approved national road schemes to a value of €338m. This will enable some of the key projects listed in the Capital Plan to now advance to construction phase. The €338m includes €319m for improvement works, and nearly €18m in maintenance. This is the first tranche of funding allocated by TII for 2019.

Funding for Local & Regional Roads are to be announced over the coming weeks by the Department of Transport.

Cllr. O’Shea concluded by saying “I am looking forward to seeing progress on Cork’s National Road network during 2019 and for this funding being of benefit to our road users throughout North Cork”.