€23 Million for National Roads and Greenways for Cavan and Monaghan – Brendan Smith TD

Cavan/Monaghan Fianna Fáil TD Brendan Smith welcomes the allocation of €16.23 million to Cavan County Council and €6.6 million to Monaghan County Council in respect of the National Road Network and the development of Greenways in 2022.

“This substantial funding will enable the continuation of upgrading the national road network in both counties and implement safety measures at a number of locations where there is heavy traffic.  I welcome the €400,000 allocation towards the further planning and design of the proposed Virginia By-Pass.  €200,000 has also been allocated in respect of safety measures on the Virginia/Maghera road. 

Specific funding has also been allocated in respect of the Corduff to Killydoon stretch on the N55 totalling €7 millon.  €2.3 million is being provided for upgrading the Gartaquill to Ballyconnell stretch on the N87 and €3.3 million for safety improvement works at Lisgrea Cross on the N3.  A further allocation of €400,000 has also been made in respect of necessary upgrading of the Dublin Road, Cavan Town.

€1 million is being provided towards the N2 Ardee to South of Castleblayney By-Pass and €2.1 million on the Castleblayney By-Pass South.  There is also a provision of €250,000 for Ballynacarry New Bridge.  Significant allocations have also been made for other road developments throughout counties Cavan and Monaghan.

I welcome the significant funding towards Greenway developments in Cavan and Monaghan and €1 million has been allocated towards the development of the Sligo/Blacklion project which will lead on to Enniskillen and will be an important cross-border amenity. I compliment both Cavan County Council and Monaghan County Council on their planning and design of these road projects which are now being progressed with this funding”, stated Brendan Smith TD