Waterford’s Minister of State John Halligan has confirmed an investment programme of almost €12 million in Waterford’s road network for 2018.
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.
Minister Halligan said a significant number of the works 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.
“Investment in maintenance and renewal will see an increase of about 18% in 2018 across the country”, Minister Halligan noted.
“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.”
The main features of the investment programme in Waterford include:
€6,489,000 for restoration improvements
€1,116,000 for restoration maintenance works
€507,500 for Supplementary restoration
€2,353,500 for Discretionary grants
€150,000 for Specific Improvement works
€299,094 for Safety Improvement works
€171,850 for Speed Limits works
€457,500 for Bridge rehabilitation works
€47,500 for Training grants and
€339,000 for Drainage works.