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Minister for Transport announces €866.96m for 2011 National Roads Programme

24 - 01 - 2011

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The Minister for Transport Mr. Pat Carey, T.D. today announced details of the Government's €866.96 million investment in National Roads Programme for 2011. This investment demonstrates the Government's continued commitment to upgrade the States' national road infrastructure.
Speaking this morning, Minister Carey said: "There is no doubt that the significant expansion of the roads networks across Ireland has benefited everyone in the State. Our modern road and motorway infrastructure has helped reduce fatalities on our roads, an aim which the Government will continue to pursue relentlessly. The transport infrastructure we have developed in recent years is vital to our economic recovery and  underpinning the National Recovery Plan 2011-2014 is an investment of over €4.8 billion in our national transport infrastructure. This Government is committed to progressing transport projects that will enhance the quality of life for people across Ireland."
 
 
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Further information:
Department of Transport Press Office: (01) 604 1090 / (01) 604 1091.


 
A number of road projects were completed in 2010. These projects were as follows: 

Route
Scheme
M3
Clonee to North of Kells
N3
Kells - Carnaross (part of M3)
M7
Castletown to Nenagh
M7
Nenagh to Limerick
N18
Limerick Tunnel (PPP)
M7/M8
Portlaoise to Cullahill / Castletown
M9
Waterford to Knocktopher
M9
Carlow to Knocktopher
N10
Kilkenny Link road (part of Carlow to Knocktopher)
M18
Gort to Crusheen
N21
Castleisland By Pass
M50
M50 Upgrade Scheme Phase 2 (PPP)
N52
Kells Bypass (Part of M3)
N78
Athy Link road (part of Kilcullen to Carlow)

The following projects will begin construction in 2011: 

Route
Scheme
N3
Belturbet By Pass
N5
Longford By Pass
N7/N11
Arklow Rathnew/Newlands Cross
M17/18
Gort to Tuam
N22
Tralee By Pass
N25
Cork Southern Ring Road Interchanges
N87
Ballyconnell Relief Road
N4
The Downs Grade Separation

2011 National Road Grant Allocations to Local Authorities for road improvements and maintenance are as follows:

City / County Council
Total Improvement Allocations
Total Maintenance Allocations
Overall Allocations
Carlow County Council
€555,000.00
€387,637.00
€942,637.00
Cavan County Council
€19,711,000.00
€694,665.00
€20,405,665.00
Clare County Council
€4,387,500.00
€1,063,434.00
€5,450,934.00
Cork City Council
€14,566,000.00
€492,852.00
€15,058,852.00
Cork County Council
€23,609,000.00
€2,335,672.00
€25,944,672.00
Donegal County Council
€17,850,500.00
€1,589,213.00
€19,439,713.00
Dublin City Council
€66,000.00
€720,000.00
€786,000.00
Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council
€2,748,027.00
€384,516.00
€3,132,543.00
Fingal County Council
€10,000,000.00
€660,875.00
€10,660,875.00
South Dublin County Council
€45,905,000.00
€612,421.00
€46,517,421.00
Galway City Council
€4,335,000.00
€352,469.00
€4,687,469.00
Galway County Council
€68,340,000.00
€1,776,530.00
€70,116,530.00
Kerry County Council
€32,985,600.00
€1,665,525.00
€34,651,125.00
Kildare County Council
€10,275,000.00
€1,202,995.00
€11,477,995.00
Kilkenny County Council
€12,453,673.00
€1,143,066.00
€13,596,739.00
Laois County Council
€35,800,686.00
€785,378.00
€36,586,064.00
Leitrim County Council
€2,994,000.00
€372,514.00
€3,366,514.00
Limerick County Council
€10,105,000.00
€1,174,513.00
€11,279,513.00
Longford County Council
€11,225,000.00
€529,022.00
€11,754,022.00
Louth County Council
€7,273,750.00
€488,736.00
€7,762,486.00
Mayo County Council
€17,021,400.00
€1,867,578.00
€18,888,978.00
Meath County Council
€17,259,000.00
€742,973.00
€18,001,973.00
Monaghan County Council
€8,515,000.00
€603,083.00
€9,118,083.00
North Tipperary County Council
€2,143,000.00
€809,197.00
€2,952,197.00
South Tipperary County Council
€6,521,000.00
€973,490.00
€7,494,490.00
Offaly County Council
€3,500,000.00
€778,152.00
€4,278,152.00
Roscommon County Council
€13,320,500.00
€1,252,379.00
€14,572,879.00
Sligo County Council
€7,194,000.00
€819,796.00
€8,013,796.00
Waterford City Council
€1,920,000.00
€0.00
€1,920,000.00
Waterford County Council
€3,667,500.00
€485,575.00
€4,153,075.00
Westmeath County Council
€20,446,350.00
€1,056,485.00
€21,502,835.00
Wexford County Council
€33,249,000.00
€927,338.00
€34,176,338.00
Wicklow County Council
€6,794,000.00
€545,488.00
€7,339,488.00
Totals
€476,736,486.00
€29,293,567.00
€506,030,053.00

 
  

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