South Tipperary County Council are to receive almost €1.5 million in extra funding for roads improvement works. The announcement was made this week by the Department of Transport and Tourism and Sport that €1.427 million in extra funding will come by the way of the Council for road restoration works. The news has been welcomed by local Fine Gael TD and Minister for Forestry, Horticulture, the Greyhound Industry and Food Safety, Tom Hayes.
“This additional allocation is to be directed primarily to surface restoration works. However, if the Council considers that there are particular safety schemes that need to be progressed urgently and that some of the additional funding should be allocated to such schemes then the Council can make an application to the Department of Transport to use some funds on that basis.”
“While the allocation for councils for 2014 will be considered later this year it is important to note that this additional funding has to be spent by the Local Authorities in 2013. This will bring real improvements to local and regional roads right around the county.”
“This makes sure that the County Councils are adequately funded to be able to provide the necessary repairs to local roads around the county. This is vitally important after the extremely volatile weather we have received over the last number of months.”