Almost €39M for national road projects in Cavan and Monaghan

Some €38.8M has been allocated for the national roads and greenway projects in Cavan and Monaghan for 2023 with funding earmarked for major projects such as the Virginia and Killydoon bypasses.

It's among €491m announced for local authorities across the country today by Transport Minister, Eamon Ryan.

Cavan Monaghan Fianna Fáil, Brendan Smith, confirmed the local funding this afternoon.

“This very substantial funding will enable a very comprehensive programme of improvement works to be carried out on our primary and secondary roads in both counties.

"I very much welcome the specific allocation of €2M for the N3 Virginia Bypass and this will mean a significant step forward for this important and much-needed road project," he said.

A breakdown of the funds allocated reveals that €10M is being allocated for the Corduff to Killydoon roadworks on the N55.

€4.4M is will be spent on the N54 road from Butlersbridge to the border.

€3.6M will be invested on the N3 on the Whitegate to Maghera stretch.

A total of €400,000 is being earmarked for the Cavan Railway/Cavan Town greenway. A further €150,000 is also being provided to support the work of Cavan County Council to progress greenway projects.

"Other significant road improvements will be carried out with this much-needed and welcome government investment in our national primary and national secondary roads which carry a very heavy volume of traffic on a daily basis,” added Deputy Smith.

The Minister for Rural Affairs and Cavan Monaghan Fine Gael TD, Heather Humphreys, also welcomed the funding.

“These road allocations will allow us to build on the investment that has taken place over the last 20 years, which has helped improve regional connectivity and has supported economic development across the country.

“I’m also delighted to welcome the local authority allocations today which will be used for the further roll out of the Greenways programme in 2023.

“Over 50km of Greenway will progress in the planning approval process. A further large portfolio of other projects will progress through early planning, design and appraisal,” she said.


Cavan receives €17.5M for works on local roads