€15.5m allocation for Cavan roads

Following the publication of the Revised Estimates Volume (REV), the allocation for regional and local roads in 2021 is €555 million approximately - €46m Current and €509m Capital.

Funding of €15.5 Million has been allocated to Cavan County Council by the Minister for Transport for fixing local roads.

The funding announcement was confirmed by Cavan/Monaghan Fianna Fáil TD Brendan Smith, who welcomed the allocation the Non National Roads Network Programme 2021, along with €16 Million granted to neighbouring Monaghgan County Council.

Included in the funding allocation is a sum of €130,000 towards the East/West Road, which when built, would create a clear travel corridor between Dundalk and Sligo, via Cavan and Enniskillen.

“This funding will enable improvement works to be carried out throughout all of both counties and there are some specific grant allocations including bridge repairs, specific safety works and an allocation of €130,000 towards the East/West Road,” said Deputy Smith, who added: “This will enable further preparatory work to be carried out on this must needed project.”

The improvement and maintenance of regional and local roads is the statutory responsibility of each local authority in accordance with the provisions of Section 13 of the Roads Act 1993. Works on those roads are funded from local authorities' own resources supplemented by State road grants.

Following the publication of the Revised Estimates Volume (REV), the allocation for regional and local roads in 2021 is €555 million approximately - €46m Current and €509m Capital.

Deputy Smith said that “major investment” is needed in the region's road network in both Cavan and Monaghan as the condition of many roads in both counties had “deteriorated in recent years”.

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