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January 29, 2009

€113 million Funding for Kildare roads

Kildare roads will receive a funding boost of €113,279,637 for improvements and maintenance in 2009 and the north of the county looks to benefit significantly according to local Fianna Fail TD Áine Brady.

“This year Kildare roads will receive €111,108,379 for vital improvements and almost €2,171,258 for the maintenance of roads.”

“The funding allocation is being made under the Transport 21 Programme and the National Development Plan (NDP). The overall allocation represents an average investment of €120 million per month in Ireland’s national roads.”

“On the N4 at Celbridge €100,000 has been allocated for work to the bridge. In Celbridge the interchange will receive €60,000. The Naas Road widening scheme will get €4,720,000 and Newlands Cross will get 7,907,000.”

“The Naas Bypass will also receive €325,000 under the pavement and minor works allocation.”

“North Kildare commuters in particular will benefit from the work to the Tallaght bypass extension which will get €200,000 and the Tallaght to Hollywood Cross road bypassing Blessington will get €200,000 also.”

“A total of €1,887,860 will be allocated for the maintenance of national primary routes and €283,398 will go to maintenance of national secondary routes. The maintenance works will include resurfacing, bridge maintenance, route lighting and winter maintenance and roads in the north of the county look set to benefit.”

“This vital funding is a welcome investment in our roads. The improvement to roads helps to decrease journey times and increase the safety of drivers,” concluded Deputy Brady.