NRA confirm extra roads money for Donegal

The NRA has confirmed an additional 3.5 million euro in funding for Donegal roads.

The funding is in addition to money allocated earlier in the year by the National Roads Authority.

900 thousand euro will be spent resurfacing a stretch of the N56 between Mountcharles and Killybegs, which has been the scene of a number of local protests over the condition of the road.

650 thousand euro will be spent on a stretch of the N56 approaching Ardara , which was also the subject of local campaigning.

600 thousand euro will be spent improving a stretch between Ballylast and Castlefin while In Donegal North East 900 thousand euro will be spent on a stretch of the N13 close to the Manorcunningham Roundabout.

Welcoming the news Tanaiste Mary Coughlan praised both the NRA and Donegal's National Roads Design Office indicating that work can start on the projects straight away with work expected to conclude before the years end.