Mary Mitchell O’Connor welcomes €5,133,180 in road funding for DLR County Council

Fine Gael Dun Laoghaire Deputy, Mary Mitchell O’ Connor TD, today (Tuesday) said the announcement by the Minister for Transport, Leo Varadkar, that €5,133,180 is to be made available to maintain and improve roads in Dun Laoghaire / Rathdown is most welcome.

The main allocations are:
• Restoration Improvement €2.29 million
• Old Dublin Road, Shankill €25,000
• R118 at Cherrywood €18,000
• Rock Hill Road €35,000
• Shanganagh Road, Ballybrack €9,000.

Speaking following the announcement, Deputy Mitchell O’Connor said: ‘I am very aware of the necessity of maintaining and improving the quality of our roads. Last year Dun Laoghaire / Rathdown suffered a very unfortunate rise in road fatalities and casualties. It is imperative that we do our utmost to reduce needless road injuries’.

“This year’s road allocation underlines our Government’s commitment to support the County Council in its endeavours to implement a road safety strategy.

“Currently, Dún Laoghaire / Rathdown County Council is implementing the Road Safety Plan 2010-2015. The plan was developed to provide a greater focus on road safety, in line with the National Road Safety Strategy, over a five year period. It is an action plan with a focus on reducing road collisions and casualties through ‘The Four Es’: education, enforcement, engineering and evaluation.”

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