Kilkenny County Council welcomes announcement of Regional & Local Road Allocation for 2019.
An amount of €13.77m has been announced today in respect of the maintenance and improvement of regional & local roads through out Kilkenny County & City for 2019. This represents an increase of €1.8m on original allocation 2018, a 15% increase. Particular emphasis has been placed on maintenance and improvement works in order to promote safety of road users including cyclists and pedestrians.
Almost all categories of expenditure have increased including restoration improvement works which has increased by €600,000 to €6.95m. These monies contribute to the planned improvements of roads which have been identified as requiring strengthening under the Councils three year programme.
Also of note is additional €330,000 on drainage works to €661,000. An amount of €494,000 has being ring fenced for the Community Involvement Scheme in road works and this will make positive in-roads into the long list of projects on hand with the Council.
Cathaoirleach Eamon Aylward welcomed the substantial increase in funding stating "This will go a long way towards addressing the issues that have arisen following the hard winter of 2017/2018". He also commented "that the addition of specific funding under the categories of Drainage Works and the Community Involvement Scheme allows the Council to focus further funding on strengthening and improvement works required on regional and local roads throughout the county."
Full list of allocations
Download - Kilkenny County Council Road Allocation 2019.pdf (size 59.6 KB)
Other specific grants included in the allocation are :
Safety Improvement works: €318,000 11 projects
Specific Improvement grant: €680,000 (Thomastown Culvert)
Bridge Rehabilitation: €200,000 11 projects