Fine Gael TD for Kildare South, Martin Heydon, has today (Tuesday) welcomed the news that €8.5m has been granted to Kildare for improvement and maintenance works on roads.
“As a County we have a large proportion of National routes that run through our County and need to be serviced by Kildare County Council. I am delighted at the news that €8.5m has been granted to Kildare for improvement and maintenance works on roads in the county.
“This funding is part of an allocation of almost €160 million from Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII). Nationally, €139.7 million of this will go towards road improvement works, while €20.2 million will go towards essential road maintenance.
“According to the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Paschal Donohoe, this funding announced today represents a base allocation for local authorities that will be supplemented during the year in respect of certain maintenance works, pavement works and safety schemes.
“Fine Gael has a plan to keep the economic recovery going and ensure that we continue to have more resources to invest in better services and infrastructure like roads. The Government’s capital Investment Plan 2016-2022, allocates €6 billion for transport, which includes €4.4 billion, for the maintenance and renewal of the road network.
“It is hugely important we invest in our road network, particularly as the economic recovery continues. In our export led economy, a well maintained road network is crucial to businesses across the country. It is also integral to helping us continue attracting investment in this country, as well as for tourism.”