FUNDING of €2M has been allocated at a notorious accident blackspot in Donegal, Cllr Martin Harley has confirmed.
The news of the development on the Cappry stretch of the N15 has also been welcomed by Donegal TD Joe McHugh.
“I am delighted to confirm the news that Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) has agreed to fund the safety measures with €2M in funding,” said Cllr Harley.
“As part of the overall scheme pavement strengthening works will also take place from Lidl up to the new road above the Roadhouse Bar at Woodlawn, Dooish.
“This is a total investment of up to two million euro. This is great for this area as it has been a black spot for accidents and fatal crashes down the years.
“The committee that was set up a few years ago from the Cappry area welcome this news and in fairness to them they have worked and campaigned hard for this over the last few years. I would also like to thank the staff of the N.R.D.O. offices in Donegal Town who have worked tirlessly to put the safety plan together to take to the TII and have got it over the line.”
The Fine Gael councillor said the works should be going for tender in the fourth quarter of this year and works completed by the spring of next year.
Donegal TD Joe McHugh praised TII and the County Council for developing and funding the road works with news coming just a few weeks after he officially opened the new stretch of the N15.
“It is important that this stretch of road is upgraded to run onto the newly improved section,” said Minister McHugh.
“This is the latest road improvement funded by this Government and approved by TII and is particularly important in this case.
“New works of the N56 will begin shortly after the success of the Gweebarra development and the funding of €18M for another new stretch of the same road between Coolboy and Kilmacrennan – removing the Blue Banks bends – has also been released. Work there will get underway before the end of the year.”
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