€12 million to be invested in Waterford city and county roads
An allocation of almost Twelve million Euro has been announced for Waterford’s road network. A significant number of the works planned have a safety focus, targeting locations where collisions have taken place. Funding has also been allocated to Waterford City & County Council to further progress the implementation of 30km/h speed limits in local housing estates. The grants will facilitate improvement and maintenance works across the city and county, as well as safety works, bridge rehabilitation and drainage works at a number of key locations, including rehabilitation works at Rice Bridge, a safety crossing on the Carrickphierish Road and works at the Dunmore Road/ Knockboy junction.
Among the Safety Improvement Works to be carried out on Waterford’s roads are a crossing point outside Gaelscoil na nDéise/ Educate Together on the Carrickphierish Road; works at Mahon Bridge; works at the Dunmore Road/Knockboy Road Junction, Vincent White Road, the junction of Dominics Place and Ozanam Street, at Five Alley Lane coming onto Ballybricken and at the Tramore Old Waterford/ Pond Road junction.
Included in the €457,500 funding allocation for bridge rehabilitation schemes are: Rice Bridge in the city (€80,000); Colligan Bridge (€60,000); Pedestrian bridge at Abbeyside, Dungarvan (€40,000); Clodagh Bridge, Portlaw (€30,000); Helvic Bridge, old parish (€35,000); Russelstown Bridge, Ballymacarbry (€22,500); Stradbally Bridge (€35,000); and Durrow Bridge (€35,000).
Welcoming the announcement Minister of State John Halligan said “Investment in maintenance and renewal will see an increase of about 18% in 2018 across the country. Roads that are well-maintained lead to less costs for vehicle repair, a reduction in journey times and, crucially, they are safer for us all to travel on.”