West Cavan Fianna Fáil Councillor, John Paul Feeley has welcomed the allocation of €560,000 to complete an overlay of the N16 from the Leitrim County Boundary to the Dowra Road this year.
“It had been expected that an allocation of €260,000 would be provided to complete the design of the overall project and completing part of the overlay work in 2012.
“However, due to the failure of Government to allocate to other Capital Work on the National Primary Routes an additional allocation has been made to the road which will allow the completion of overlay from the Leitrim County Boundary to the junction with the Dowra Road.”
The N16 is the National Primary Road connecting Sligo, via Enniskillen to Belfast and carries a large volume of traffic, it also is known as one of the most dangerous stretches in the country.
“This allocation will bring the surface of this section back up to an acceptable standard and I look forward to the long, overdue work being completed in the coming months,” Cllr Feeley concluded.