27 May 2022

€10.3m in funding for Leitrim's local and regional roads

€400,000 allocation for Hartley Bridge

More than €10.3m in funding has been allocated from the Department of Transport to assist the repair of regional and local roads in County Leitrim.

The breakdown of the funding is as follows:

Restoration Improvement €4,867,500
Restoration Maintenance €892,500
Supplementary Restoration Maintenance €352,500
Discretionary Grant €1,802,000
Bridge Rehabilitation €250,000
Safety Improvement Works €350,000
Specific Improvement €600,000
Speed Limits €27,250
Training Grant €36,000
Community Involvement Scheme €676,057
Drainage Works €463,500
Total Allocation €10,317,307

2019 Specific Improvement Grants
LP2784 Hartley Bridge €400,000
LS8270 Killavoggy Bridge €200,000
Leitrim County Council Total €600,000

2019 Bridge Rehabilitation Works on Regional and Local Roads
R284 Battle Bridge €50,000
R289.003 Drumconnor Bridge €45,000
R281-021.00 Kiltyclogher North of Village €15,000
LM-R201-010.00 Drumharken Glebe Bridge €40,000
LM-R201-003.00 Cloughlough Bridge €25,000
L82493 Annaghgerry Bridge €20,000
PL1126-001.00 Leckenarainey Bridge €15,000
L7427 Mullaun Bridge €40,000
Leitrim County Council Total €250,000

2019 Safety Improvement Works on Regional and Local Roads

LP1553/R201 - Junctions off the R201 between Tullyoran & Gortnarah with LS5552, LP1553 & LS5600. €30,000

R281/L6094 Junction of R281 & LP6094 at Rosclogher €40,000

R202/LP5450 Junction of LP 5450/R202 on Ballinamore approach to Mohill €30,000

LS7483/R201 Junction of the R201 & LS7483 at Ussaun. €100,000

R209/L3385/L7389 Junction of LP3385 & LS7389 with R209 at Mulross €120,000

R207 Along the R207 at Drumporman adjacent to Drumgorman lough €30,000

Leitrim County Council Total €350,000

Fine Gael Senator Frank Feighan said he warmly welcomed the additional funding support to assist in progressing repairs to regional and local roads.

“Recent extreme weather events have had a major impact on the regional and local road network and this funding will see essential maintenance and improvements carried out.

“These events, combined with the extended period of reduced funding for road maintenance following the economic downturn, have left the road network much more vulnerable to damage.

“I know this funding will greatly assist in the repairs and ensure our road network in Leitrim is of the highest standard.”

Minister for Transport Shane Ross said: “Overall funding will increase by about 16% this year.  This increase in funding should allow approximately 2,400kms of regional and local roads to be maintained and 2,150kms to be strengthened this year.”

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