Funding to be disbursed in County Tipperary

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Labour TD and Junior Minister at the Department of Transport Alan Kelly has given the details of how money earmarked for the proposed town link road project will be disbursed throughout the county.

€530,000 has been put aside for the traffic management programme in Tipperary Town, but the scheme was rejected by councillors recently and the money was effectively given back to the department.

In a statement, today Minister Kelly said that he managed to ensure the money remains in the county.

Under the new plans, €68,000 will go towards a footpath on the R662 Galbally Road to the edge of Tipperary town

€63,000 will be provided for a footpath on the Dundrum Road the R661 to Rossmore Village estate.

The R515 in Lattin will be resurfaced and road marking will be restored at a cost of €110,000

Carrick on Suir will benefit from €35,000 of the money will be spent on the Old Bridge and €238,000 will go to the Fethard area on work to the R690 Crossogues to Foilacamin road.

In total €514,000 is being spent in Tipperary.

In terms of the possibility that a Tipperary Town bypass may at some stage be approved Minister Kelly said that while it will not be possible in the short term, it is towards the top in his list of priorities for the future