€36 million allocated for Donegal’s roads

Donegal County Council has been allocated €36.22 million in funding for improving and maintaining roads across the county.

Welcoming the announcement, Donegal government Minister, Charlie McConalogue, said: “This allocation is part of a significant investment package of €658 million nationwide aimed at restoring the network which is essential for maintaining social and economic connectivity, linking people and places across the country. Central to this is the need to ensure that the journeys that people take are as predictable and as safe as possible.

“This investment for Donegal will allow us to repair, strengthen and maintain our roads across the region, ensuring they are fit for purpose. We are dedicating resources towards initiatives such as road repair, bridge rehabilitation, road safety measures, community engagement, drainage improvements, and climate change adaptation,” the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine added.


“A total of €16 million has been allocated for 335 climate change adaptation projects to help future proof our roads. I’m glad to say that 14 of those projects are in Donegal and they have been allocated a total of €928,000. I commend Donegal County Council and staff for their ongoing efforts in maintaining our roads network.

“I also extend my thanks to the local councillors across the county for the work they do in their respective communities. Maintaining and improving our road network is crucial to sustaining and developing our local economies across rural Ireland,” he commented.

“These roads are imperative for children getting to school and people getting to work safely. This investment is important for rural generation in Donegal. A key priority for Fianna Fáil in Government continues to be the protection and renewal of the existing regional and local road network,” Minister McConalogue added.


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