Special Funding for Storm Damaged Roads

Sligo County Council has received funding of €600,000 to assist in the repair of regional and local roads damaged by severe weather events.

The Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council said

‘This is a significant allocation in comparison with similar local authorities.  The funding will allow us to carry out a very necessary programme of works following recent storm damage, and I would like to record my thanks Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport and at local level to Senior Engineer Tom Brennan and his team for preparing the funding submission in a very tight time-frame.’

Sligo County Council’s Director of Services Tom Kilfeather said

‘The works carried out will be structural overlay works which can be done at this time of year.  Nevertheless the delivery of this additional block of work within the next six weeks is a challenging one.’

 

Background

All Local Authorities received a request from the Department late in the week ended 12th October to consider submitting a request for funding setting out details of storm damaged roads identified as priority for repair in the event of funding becoming available.  Local Authorities were advised clearly that a pre-requisite to any funding allocation would be a firm commitment from the LA that all works would be completed before 30th November.

On Monday 15th October Sligo County Council submitted a Priority List to the Department, identifying 23 roads with an estimated cost to repair of €1,382,850.

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