Tipperary CoCo to Receive Funding for Roads


The news that Tipperary County Council is to receive significant funding for roads is being welcomed by local politicians.

Deputy Michael Lowry and Deputy Jackie Cahill have welcomed the allocation of €31.2 million of funding to go towards roads across county Tipperary.

Details of an overall €597 million package of investment for LocaL and Regional roads was unveiled by Transport Minister Eamonn Ryan, which shows an increase of €26 million for this year.

County Tipperary has received funding under 17 categories of road funding.

The largest single allocation for Tipperary is €580,000 for repairs to the surface of portions of the former N7 Dublin/Cork route.

€25 million of Tipperary’s funding is for road restoration works on regional and local routes.

€852,000 has been allocated for bridge restoration works.

Over €2 million has been allocated to climate change and drainage works to address flooding issues and approximately €675,000 has been allocated for safety works and improved signage to address concerns of speeding.

Tipperary County Council’s Community Improvement Scheme has been given over €980,000 for works in collaboration with residents on non-public roads to ensure the road is maintained.

€200,000 has been allocated for works on the Clionbeg Bridge in Aherlow – the only Tipperary project on the Specific Improvement Grant Category.