GRANTS OF OVER €16 MILLION FOR MAINTAINING ROADS IN CO. MONAGHAN ANNOUNCED BY GOVERNMENT

18 February 2021 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Includes Brackly Bridge Replacement near Castleblayney

Michael Fisher

Over €16 million from national funds is to be spent this year on the maintenance and renewal of the road network in County Monaghan. This includes bridge rehabilitation and drainage works. These grants supplement any expenditure by Monaghan County Council from their own resources on regional and local road projects and do not represent the total investment in regional and local roads for this year.

The largest single expenditure will be the replacement of Brackly bridge on the R180 Carrickmacross to Lough Egish road, at a cost of €1.2 million. Over €500,000 has been allocated for drainage works in the county. The announcement was made on Monday by the Minister for Transport Eamon Ryan TD and has been welcomed by the Minister for for Social Protection and Community and Rural Development, Heather Humphreys TD.

Minister Humphreys told The Northern Standard: “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…

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