Kieran O’Donnell TD
Limerick City Constituency
Monday 15th February 2021
Over €30m for maintenance and renewal of road network in Limerick – O’Donnell
- €8m for Coonagh to Knockalisheen road project
Some €30,461,852 has been allocated for the maintenance and renewal of the road network in Limerick, Fine Gael TD for Limerick City Kieran O’Donnell has said.
Deputy O’Donnell said: “This funding will cover routine maintenance to safeguard our infrastructure, ensure that our roads are resilient against the deteriorating effects of climate change and also contains provisions for walking and cycling infrastructure and safety schemes.
“This roads funding allocation includes a welcome €8m for the final phase of the Coonagh to Knockalisheen road to get underway. It also includes €500,000 for the Atlas Avenue Junction on the Dock road and €350,000 for the Golf links road & Ballysimon road upgrade.
The full funding details are:
Deputy O’Donnell continued: “Maintaining our regional and local road network in Limerick is not only important for connectivity, but crucial to ensuring safety on our roads, reducing road collisions and protecting lives.
“Funding for the roll out of a signage programme relating to lower speed limits in housing areas as well as ‘safe passing’ signs for cyclists will also be provided for as part of today’s allocations.
“Routine maintenance works are fundamental to safeguarding our road infrastructure and keeping the network in a good condition
“All strategic road improvement investment schemes will include provisions for walking and cycling infrastructure to take account of the needs of all road users, including cyclists and pedestrians.
“I commend my colleagues Minister Eamon Ryan and Minister of State Hildegarde Naughton for this critically important investment. I know it will make a huge difference to our road network in Limerick.
Note to Editor:
These grants supplement local authorities’ own resources expenditure on regional and local road projects and do not represent the total investment in regional and local roads for this year.