Local TD and Minister Patrick O’Donovan has said that he is delighted with the allocation of over €26.6million for national roads and greenways in Limerick. Projects all across the County receive funding from the Department of Transport and the Government for the years ahead which Patrick O’Donovan said “will add significantly to the road network in Limerick.”
Some of the projects to receive funding include; €2million for the Beary’s Cross junction on the N24, the development of the Newcastle West and Abbeyfeale bypasses which get €1.45million each to continue the design and planning work, €5million to progress the M20 Limerick to Cork Road, €1million for the N21 in Abbeyfeale to Mountmahon along with other works on tehN69 including Boland’s Cross which gets €500,000.
Patrick O’Donovan also welcomed the Greenway funding that has been included in this year’s allocation. €2,5million has been approved for the section between Abbeyfeale and Rathkeale through Newcastle West and there is also finding for the planning of the Patrickswell to Charleville Greenway.
“This is a real example of the support that the Government is giving to rural communities with National Roads and Greenways in them. We have made massive improvements over the last few years and this year’s allocation allow for continued works on the main national roads projects in the County including; Limerick to Foynes and the Adare bypass, Limerick to Cork and the Abbeyfeale and Newcastle West bypasses. All of these are included in the National Development Plan, and all of them are very important for regional and local development in the Mid-West and Limerick.”
Patrick O’Donovan said that it has always been his priority to see funding for our national road prioritised and he was delighted to see Limerick doing so well. He added that the Limerick Greenway is “An unbelievable piece of national tourism infrastructure and now that it is joined with the North Kerry one it is continuing to grow and develop. It is adding to the communities along it every day and has been a pleasure to be a supporter of it right from the very beginning.”
The allocation of over €26.6million is been made available to Limerick City and County Council to carry out the works locally.