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€64m in Funding Confirmed for National Roads in County Cork – O’Shea

€64m in Funding Confirmed for National Roads in County Cork – O’Shea

64 million in national roads funding has been allocated for County Cork in 2020, Cork North West Fine Gael General Election candidate Councillor John Paul O’Shea has confirmed.  

Cllr. O’Shea said“I am delighted to confirm that County Cork is to benefit from €64 million in funding for maintaining and upgrading our national road network.  

“The funding has been made available to Cork County Council as a result of funding secured in Budget 2020.  

“The allocation, confirmed by the Department of Transport & Transport Infrastructure Ireland today, includes funding for a number of roads throughout North & Mid Cork.” 

These include:  

  • €40m – N22 Ballyvourney to Macroom (Bypass) – Construction 
  • €3m – M20 Motorway – Design & Planning 
  • €3.1m – N20 Mallow Southern Approach – Pavement Works 
  • €150k – N72 Ballymaquirke Junction – Design, Planning & Land Acquisition 
  • €430k – N72/N73 Mallow Relief Road – Design & Planning 
  • €180k – N73 Annakisha South – Improvement Works 
  • €250k – N73 Clogher Cross – Waterdyke Realignment Scheme 
  • €1.25m – N72 Annabella to Lacknamona – Pavement Strengthening 

“A well developed and maintained road network is vital to ensure safety on our roads but also to ensure that no area of the country is at a disadvantage when it comes to economic development.  

“Fine Gael has committed to improving and maintaining a highquality road network. While Fianna Fáil and other parties in opposition have repeatedly called for road projects to be scrapped the Government has stood firm over the need to ensure we have safe, quality roads across the country,” Cllr. O’Shea concluded.