MAJOR REALIGNMENT SCHEME PLANNED FOR DANGEROUS MONAGHAN-CLONES ROAD STRETCH

15 January 2016 No Comments by The Northern Standard

PETER HUGHES

A major realignment scheme was currently being prepared to address the condition of the national roadway from Monaghan to Clones in the Tullybryan area which has lately been the scene of a series of accidents including two fatalities, Monday’s meeting of Monaghan Co Council was told.

Funding for the preliminary work required on the project was contained in national road allocations from Transport Infrastructure Ireland that were detailed to the meeting.

Councillors were informed that representations to the TII would take place in order to acquire the further funding needed for construction of the scheme in 2017.

The need for measures to take place as soon as possible to make the roadway at Tullybryan safer was stressed by several contributors to a debate which also saw a focus on safety concerns relating to the N2 where a double road fatality occurred on the morning of the meeting (see separate story).

The official notification from Transport Infrastructure Ireland informed the Council of a total of €4,166,973 in national road allocations.

€600,000 of the allocation was earmarked for pavement and minor works on phase three of the N2 Monaghan to Emyvale improvement scheme.

€1,500,000 was provided for minor works on the N54 at Tullybryan and €450,000 for pavement and minor works on the N54 at Magherarney, Smithboro.

There was a provision of €700,000 for bridge strengthening, and €263,051 under the heading of “Local Authority Support (Improvement) 2016”.

A total of €466,696 for national primary maintenance works ….

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