ROADS AUTHORITY DIVERTS MONEY AWAY FROM REPAIR AND MAINTENANCE TO MOTORWAYS
The National Roads Authority has diverted money away from the repair and maintenance of county, regional and local roads.
The money will instead be used for the country’s motorway network.
According to a report in today’s Irish Independent some 35 million euro has been diverted from this year’s road budget alone.
This means two of the country’s biggest impending road projects will go ahead as planned.
They’re the New Ross by-pass and the Gorey to Oylegate motorway.
These along with the Arklow-Rathnew and Gort-Tuam motorways will be funded as capital projects under a Public Private partnership.