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€60m repair fund allocated for selected roads


To say that a great chunk of the Irish road network is in dire need of upgrade and/or repair would be a bit of a truism.

Thus, road users in some parts of the country will see their blighted driving time somewhat alleviated in the near future.

Minister for Transport Paschal Donohoe has today announced the allocation of €60m in funding for ‘minor’ works on national roads over the next three years.

The monies will allow for construction to begin next year and continue over a three-year period.

The roads getting a makeover are (in no particular order):


N56 Boyoughter to Kilkenny

N15 Blackburn Bridge Realignment Scheme


N84 Luimnagh Realignment Scheme

N59 Maam Cross to Oughterard

N83 Forty Acres Realignment Scheme

N17 Carrownurlar to Ballandine (Part of Gort/Tuam Residual Networks)

N63 Abbeyknockmoy to Annagh Hill (Part of Gort/Tuam Residual Network)


N86 Lispole to Mountoven (Section of Tralee to An Daingean


N16 Realignment at Cornacloy Phase 2


N53 Barrownstown to Hackballs Cross


N59 Rossow Bends


N51 Junction Ballyboy


N61 Rathallen/Treanagry Realignment Scheme

Minister Donohoe said: “This funding for minor works to be carried out will see improvements being made which will considerably enhance road safety and accessibility for all users.”

If you live nearby any of these locations or use these roads on a regular basis, well, congratulations.

If not, better luck next time.

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