27 Sept 2022

€12.5m local and regional roads allocation for Leitrim approved for 2022

Roadworks in operation so expect delays today and for the next few days

Leitrim County Council has been approved a local and regional roads allocation of almost €12.5m for 2022. This is almost exactly what was allocated last year.

The allocation includes €6.3m for Restoration Improvement Works; nearly €1m for Restoration Maintenance and a further €764,500 for Supplementary Restoration Maintenance.

The county has also been allocated €1.75m for Discretionary Grants; further €566,000 for Bridge Rehabilitation and €272,000 for Safety Improvement Works.

€21,000 has been allocated for new housing area signage for speed limits; €25,000 for cycle signs; €375,650 for the Community Involvement Scheme and €45,338 for drainage works.

Under the 2022 Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience Works €30,000 has been approved for the repair of culverts and cleaning drains to the River Bonnet on the R287-2 at Corcusconny; a further €75,000 has been approved to raise the R280-54 at Gortinar by 150m to prevent future flooding; €70,000 has been allocated for gambion protection works on the L55501; €65,000 will be used to provide proper drainage to deal with mountain run-off and to repair the road at L1586; a similar amount has been allocated for the provision of an embankment and drainage at the L3398 at Lisnagot; €35,000 has been granted to clean out and open drains along the side of the L6203-0 at Tullyskeherny and €20,000 has been allocated for the raising of two sections of road at Nure/Cartronatemple on the L2127-1 on either side of the bridge.

Under the Specific Improvement grant two projects have been allocated a share of €340,000. They are:

- LP2784 at Hartley Bridge - €140,000

- R280 Lennox Bridge Replacement - €200,000.

Bridge Rehabilitation Works for 2022 includes 13 projects sharing in a total allocation of €566,000. 

Funding has been allocated for the following bridges:

- l Corascoilly Bridge on th l1475-0 - €60,000

- Lisgowan Bridge (Tawneylea) - €50,000

- Lavaur East Bridge - €55,000

- Corcormick Bridge - €20,000

- Lurga Bridge - €45,000

- Brocky Bridge, Tawly - €55,000

- Tooman Bridge - €55,000

- Millpark Bridge - €50,000

- Selton Hill Bridge - €40,000

- Drumgownah Bridge - €35,000

- Cornacloy Drumkeeran - €40,000

- Druminshin Glebe Bridge - €35,000

- Dyers Bar Bridge - €26,000.

Safety Improvement Works have been allocated €272,000 in 2022 with 9 successful applicants.

- Castlecara Road (L-3408) - €30,000.

- Crossroads junction of the R202/L1313-L1352 along the main street in Ballinamore adjacent to the river and canal bridges - €20,000.

- From the junction of the N16 with the R283 to Kiltyclogher - €55,000

- Along the R299 from the R280 junction to the N4 at Drumsna - €40,000

- The R282 at Ballaghameehan NS, Rossinver -  €20,000

-  R280 at Glenade Lake junctions L2126 to L6102 - €40,000

- R282-15 Rossinver to the county order - €20,000

- R209 approaches to Keshcarrigan Village - €32,000

- R280 Northern approach to Drumkeeran - €15,000.

The L1601-2 in Dromod will be resurfaced and will have new line-marking including the provision of cycle lanes as part of a €200,000 allocation for former national routes.

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