atest press release from the Harris lad, issued on Monday, February 15th 2021…
Some €12.5 million has been allocated for the maintenance and renewal of the road network in Wicklow, Wicklow Fine Gael Minister Simon Harris TD has said.
Minister Harris said, “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 for walking and cycling infrastructure and safety schemes”.
Wicklow Road improvement schemes to receive funding include:
R-755 Cunninghams Corner, Roundwood €48,500 R-747 On the R-747 between Woodenbridge and Augrhrim €48,000 R756 R756 from top of Wicklow Gap to Hollywood (Blessington Area) €73,000 R-752 On the R-752 at Avoca €14,000 R-747 On the R-747 between Arklow and Woodenbridge €6,500 R-752 On the R-747 between Rathdrum and Laragh €6,500 R-755 Annamoe Village Centre €8,500 R-750 Magheramore €16,000 L-1048 Woodstock Road €21,000 L3221 Carnew to Clonegal Road at Glennashouk (Tinahely Area) €10,000 R725/L7227 Coolattin Road, Carnew (Tinahely Area) €25,000 L-2196-68 Bearnacle National School, Johnstown, Arklow €8,500 L-2197-0 Ballycoog National School, Johnstown, Arklow €5,000 L-1020 Road approach to each side of a school crossing at Powerscort National School on the Cookstown Road, Enniskerry €7,000 R-761 Knockroe, Kilcoole Road €30,000
Bridge rehabilitation projects to receive funding include:
Minister Harris continued, “Maintaining our regional and local road network in Wicklow is not only important for connectivity, but crucial to ensuring safety on our roads, reducing road collisions and protecting lives. Funding for the roll out of a signage programme relating to lower speed limits in housing areas as well as ‘safe passing’ signs for cyclists will also be provided for as part of today’s allocations.
“Routine maintenance works are fundamental to safeguarding our road infrastructure and keeping the network in a good condition. All strategic road improvement investment schemes will include provisions for walking and cycling infrastructure to take account of the needs of all road users, including cyclists and pedestrians.
“I commend my colleagues Minister Eamon Ryan and Minister of State Hildegarde Naughton for this critically important investment.
“I know it will make a huge difference to our road network in Wicklow.”
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