Reduction in road allocation

DUNDALK Town Council have received €42,000 less from the Government for the provision of maintainance and restoration of the local roads in 2012.

DUNDALK Town Council have received €42,000 less from the Government for the provision of maintainance and restoration of the local roads in 2012.

This is a 10 per cent reduction from the figure of €425,000 that they were provided in 2011. The Town Council have estimated an expenditure of €747,000 for the maintainance and restoration of regional and local roads in the Dundalk area this, with €364,000 coming from the council’s own resources.

This funding is spent on road reconstruction works, surface restoration works and surface dressing in accordance with the programme approved by members.

During 2011 Dundalk Town Council was successful in obtaining funding under the Smarter Travel Jobs Inititiave for cycle parking in the Town Centre, cycle parking at 10 local schools, and for the provision of safe crossings at the Dublin Road, Ardee Road and cycles lanes at Stapleton Drive and the Crescent.

Dundalk is a demonstration Town for Smarter Travel and are eligible for funding for a section of cycle lane on the Tom Bellew Avenue.