17 February 2023 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Funding of €16,222,270 has been allocated to Monaghan Co Council to invest in the maintenance and strengthening of regional and local roads in 2023, it was announced this week. The announcement was made the day following Monday’s monthly meeting of the local authority, during which some concern was voiced by the elected membership that the Council still had not yet been notified of the funding it was due to receive for national roads expenditure in the current year.

The grants for non-national road expenditure detailed on Tuesday include €7,681,500 for road restoration and improvement, and €1,121,500 for restoration maintenance. Supplementary restoration maintenance is allocated €881,000, and there is a €2,073,000 discretionary grant provision. €722,000 has been allocated to the Co Council to carry out bridge rehabilitation works. The locations to benefit include Legnacrieve, Cordevlis, Corrachulter, Lisdarragh, Corragarry, Corhelshingh, Corderrybane, Aghnadamph, Roosky, Knocknamaddy, Cornagarvoge, Sreenty, Tiravray and Annamacneill. Monaghan Co Council has received a €1,045,000 specific improvement grant.

This will fund works at Brackley Bridge, on the R181 from Drumillard to Crossduff, at the R180/R181 junction and at Drumary Bridge. A €100,000 strategic regional and local roads project will take place on the N2-N12 link road at the Monaghan Business Park. €375,000 is provided for climate change adaptation and resilience works at the Plantation Road in Monaghan Town, Annadrummon in Castleblayney, in Clones and…

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