Safety drive: €7.5 million allocated for key Waterford road projects in 2020
More than €7.5 million in funding has been allocated to Waterford City and County Council for road improvements and safety projects in 2020.
Most of the money will be spent on projects aimed at making roads much safer for pedestrians and has been allocated by Transport Infrastructure Ireland as part of the works programme for 2020.
Two projects involve the creation of new pavements alongside National Primary and National Secondary routes are to receive close to €4 million between them.
The stretch of road at The Burgery on the N25 just east of Dungarvan will receive €2.17 million for its pavement and pedestrian project.
Two stretches of the N72 are getting more than €800k each for pavement improvements at both Lismore and at Kilcannon.
Close to €900,000 has been allocated to traffic calming measures and the realignment of junctions on the N25 between Lemybrien and Cushcam.
A further €2 million has been provided to the Waterford section of the National Roads Office for general improvement works and a further €350,000 has been allocated to the local authority for maintenance projects over the coming year.