Donegal Fianna Fáil Senator Brian Ó Domhnaill has confirmed that the National Roads Authority have allocated more than €22.1 million to County Donegal for road improvements and maintenance this year. However he has expressed disappointment that this is a reduction of approximately 20% on the funding allocated in 2011.
The confirmation today follows a meeting attended by Senator Ó Domhnaill and members of Donegal County Council with senior officials from the National Roads Authority on 12th January last.
“I have fought for funding for a number of key road projects in Co Donegal and I am pleased to say that agreement has now been given to fund a number of key projects this year,” said Senator Ó Domhnaill.
€12,000 for the N15 Lifford (Traffic Management – Construction of a splitter island at Lifford Roundabout)
€25,000 for the N15 Stranorlar Main St(Pedestrian Crossings at School)
€860,000 for the N15 Ballybofey – Cappry (Pavement Overlay at speed limits)
€280,000 for the N15 Cashelnavean to Meencrumlin (pavement overlay to tie in with N15 Blackburn Bridge and Barnesmore works being completed at present)
€850,000 for the N15 Killygordon -Liscooley (Pavement Overlay at priority locations)
€1,000,000 for the N15 Blackburn Bridge Realignment Scheme (Completion of detailed design, construction documents tendering and land acquisition for
Phase 1 of the project)
€50,000 for the N56 Port na Blagh (Traffic Calming )
€10,000 for the N56 Meenacuing (Traffic Calming – erection signs and safety review)
€1,000,000 for the N56 Dungloe to Glenties(Prep for construction 2013)
€6,300,000 for the N56 Cloughbolie to Boyoughter (Completion of construction contract this work will begin in the next few week)
€300,000 for the N56 Mountcharles to Inver (completion of land acquisition and of tender documents)
€550,000 for the N56 Doohill to Mines (Designed Pavement overlay)
€710,000 for the N56 Crolly to Dore Junction Realignment (Arduns)
(Designed pavement overlay)
Senator Ó Domhnaill concluded, “I welcome this funding to advance a number of key projects in the county, including very important upgrading works to the N56 and the key safety improvements works to the N14. However, am disappointed that the allocation of funds has been reduced by some 20% over last year’s allocation. This will have detrimental consequences for the maintenance and repair on our national roads in the county. “