Fine Gael Councillor Michael Murphy has welcomed the allocation of €1,093,378 under the Roadwork’s Programme 2014 for the Clonmel Electoral Area.
A total of €453,900 will be directly spent on regional and local road improvement in areas surrounding Clonmel and a further €639,478 on a number of special projects.
Funding for these special projects, almost €640,000, is coming from the Council releasing some of the road development contributions paid by applicants who received planning permission in the Clonmel Electoral Area in recent years.
These contributions will now be spent on direct improvements to the road infrastructure in the Clonmel Area. Councillor Murphy has been lobbying Council officials for the release of some these funds since the middle of 2012.
“This is excellent news for the people in the Clonmel Electoral Area. The roads programme will see significant road improvement in all areas surrounding Clonmel, including Kilsheelan, Clerihan, Lisronagh, Powerstown, Grange, Marlfield and Rathronan.”
Cllr Murphy continued, “In addition, there are a number of specific projects that represent great news for the villages of Kilsheelan and Clerihan in particular. Kilsheelan Village and Clerihan Village have each received an allocation of approx €140,000 towards a Village Enhancement Scheme, the purpose of which is to facilitate and guide improvement works to the streetscape of both villages. The scheme will involve works around the village centre including hard and soft landscaping, improved pedestrian amenity, public lighting, street furniture, etc.
Both Kilsheelan and Clerihan has seen significant growth over recent years and given their location on the main roads, these works are hugely important for their village centres. I know that both communities will benefit greatly from this enhancement to their living environment and village amenity.”
“I would like to thank South Tipperary County Council for preparing this detailed programme and I look forward to its early completion,” concluded Cllr Murphy.