Government says half a billion of funding for A5 unaffected

The government has confirmed to Highland Radio News that its funding of the A5 upgrade through the north is not affected by this weeks decision that no major new road projects would progress in the south for at least 3 years.

9 million euro has already been contributed to the project by the Irish government, with a further €460 million committed over the next number of years.

A spokesperson for the Transport Minister says that commitment remains in place.

It emerged yesterday that 45 National and Secondary Road projects in the republic will not go ahead because of a lack of funds.