An allocation of nearly €5 million to Louth County Council and a further €351,600 to Dundalk Town Council for 2014 has been welcomed.
Speaking today, Minister Fergus O’Dowd has welcomed the increase in funding to local authorities in Louth which will see more than €5.6 million allocated for regional and local roads improvements in 2014.
Louth County Council has been allocated €4,920,057, with Dundalk Town Council allocated a further €351,600.
Among or other improvements, the Longwalk will receive €45,000 worth of safety improvements.
“Several specific projects have been nominated by the council to take place this year, including improvements to the Bridge of Peace in Drogheda, Station Road in Drumleck and bridge restoration works in Drumleck east, Piedmont, Glyde Farm, Ravensdale Park, Mullacrew and Greenore,” said Minister O’Dowd.
“There will also be low-cost safety improvements carried out at Rampark National School, Lordship, Ault Bridge, Dundalk, Dublin Road, Drogheda and works at the junction of Rathmullen Road and Marley’s Lane, Drogheda.
“€45,000 will also be allocated for safety improvements on the Long Walk in Dundalk, with a further €30,000 spent on the Long Avenue in the town.”