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South Dublin County Council earmark more than €4,400,000 for road and footpath works in 2019

South Dublin County Council earmark more than €4,400,000 for road and footpath works in 2019

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On Monday 11 March, South Dublin County Council’s Annual Road Works Programme was delivered to elected members to outline how much the Council plans to spend on roadworks and footpath repairs throughout the year.

The programme also lists the locations of planned repairs and estimates the individual costs of these repairs.

Of significant note, €140,000 is earmarked for roadworks on the Nangor Road in Clondalkin, €205,000 will be spent on the Ballinscorney Road (R114) and €65,000 for footpath repair in various locations of Lucan’s Esker Meadow Estate.

This represents an approximate increase of 12% in spending by the Council when compared to the 2018 Annual Road Works Programme.

The main features of the investment programme include:

  • €1,095,000 for the Clondalkin Area
  • €912,000 for the Lucan Area;
  • €600,000 for Tallaght Central;
  • €548,000 for Tallaght South;
  • €679,000 for the Rathfarnham Area;
  • €575,000 for Templeogue-Terenure

 

Michael Mulhern, South Dublin Council Council’s Director of Land Use, Planning and Transportation, said, “We are very happy to deliver this programme of works and announce the 12% increase in overall spending. Roads and footpaths that are well-maintained reduce journey times for our citizens and, crucially, are safer for us all to travel on. This increase shows the Council’s commitment to promoting healthier lifestyles and delivering the highest possible standards for our citizens and anyone visiting our County.”

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Media Contact:

Niall Noonan

M: 086 464 6172

E: nnoonan@sdublincoco.ie

About South Dublin County Council

South Dublin County Council is one of four local authority areas in the Dublin region.

The Council provides and funds a broad range of services including housing, roads, walking and cycling routes, parks and playgrounds, libraries, sports facilities, litter control, arts centres, enterprise units, fire services, community infrastructure and financial support. It also serves as a platform for local democracy with 40 councillors spread across six electoral areas.

Bounded by the River Liffey to the North and the Dublin Mountains to the South, the County lies 16 kilometres south-west of Dublin city centre and has an administrative footprint of 223sq. kilometres. The County has nine main villages Clondalkin, Lucan, Palmerstown, Rathfarnham, Tallaght, Templeogue, Saggart, Rathcoole and Newcastle and is bounded by adjoining counties of Wicklow, Kildare, Dublin City, Fingal and Dún Laoghaire

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