Government announce 12 million euro for Donegal roads

Donegal has been allocated just over 12 million euro in funding under the National Roads Programme 2010.

This represents an increase of over two million euro on last year.

The money, which will be spent on the county's national roads network will see 10.2 million euro on improvement works and almost 1.8 million euro on maintanance.

In Donegal North East, €770,000 has been set aside for design works on the N14/N15 to A5 Link road, which will see plans prepared for realignment works from the Pluck Roundabout in Letterkenny to Lifford a part of the Government plan for the A5 road from Dublin to Derry.”

€1.5 million has been set aside for improvements on the Kilverry to Colehill road on the N13 is a continuation of improvement works. This is a very significant allocation and will go a long way towards the necessary improvements on a section of that road.”

In Donegal South West, €1.5million has been made available for improvement works on the N15 Ballyshannon/Bundoran bypass, while almost half a million is being set aside for safety works on 12 different stretches of the N56 from Drumbeagh to Dunfanaghy.

Ongoing safety works on the N56 between Mountcharles and Inver have been allocated €545,000, while on the Dungloe to Glenties road, €950,000 has been sanctioned.

Meanwhile, €700,000 has been ring-fenced for strengthening of bridges on national secondary roads in the county while €300,000 will be spent on bridge management on national primary routes.