26.5 million euro announced for Donegal roads

26.5 million euro has been announced today for the upgrading of regional and local roads in County Donegal.

In addition to the selected routes, this year's allocation for County Donegal will go towards projects such as maintenance programmes together with a grant for local improvement schemes in the county.

7.5 million euro has been allocated to Donegal County Council as Discretionary and Restoration grants while a further 12 million euro is allocated as an improvement grant.

Specific allocations have been made for improvements to a number of routes including Ardaghy to Ardara, Clonmany to Ballyliffen, Kerrykeel to Elburn and the R245 at Woodlands and the R252 at Fintown.

The largest single allocation is of 2.5 million euro for the Mulroy Bay Bridge and approach roads while 363 thousand has been allocated for storm and flood repairs in Gweedore.

Buncrana Town Council has been granted 195 thousand euro, Bundoran Town Council 139 thousand euro and Letterkenny Town Council will receive 395 thousand euro.