Funding for Local and Regional Roads
Cork County Council will receive a total of €36,049,508 to maintain, develop and improve local and regional roads in Cork County. This funding is part of a national investment programme of €324 million.
It includes general allocations and monies paid under a number of different funding streams aimed at improving the safety and standards of regional and local roads in Cork. These include restoration maintenance, safety improvement works, bridge rehabilitation and specific improvement grants and a number of specific projects in my constituency of Cork East will benefit this year.
Bridge Rehabilitation Works scheme
A total of €195,000 will be allocated under the Bridge Rehabilitation Works scheme for the following projects:
- L5336 Lombardstown North Bridge Mallow €50,000
- L1419 Mountain Barrack Bridge Fermoy €50,000
- R639 Kilworth Culvert Kilworth €45,000
- L7848 Lissacrue Culverts Castlemartyr €30,000
- L3822 Golf Links Road Retaining Wall Youghal €20,000
Safety Improvement Works projects
Safety Improvement Works projects in Cork East received a total of €108,000:
- L-36977-0 Aislin Road Midleton €50,000
- R632 Mullins Cross Garryvoe €18,000
- R522/L1319 Lackaroe Cross Buttevant €15,000
- R512-136 Johnstown Glanworth €13,000
- L1430 Church Hill Mitchelstown €12,000
This funding for to Cork County Council for road improvements will make a big difference to people and businesses locally and should help to stimulate local economic activity.
Upgrade to Carrigtohill Wastewater Treatment Plant
Last October, the completion of an extensive upgrade to Carrigtohill Wastewater Treatment Plant was announced. The €12.3 million project, by Irish Water in partnership with Cork County Council and delivered by EPS and Sorensen, has provided for much needed additional capacity which will allow for future growth in the area.
It is a vital piece of infrastructure which will allow for future population growth in Carrigtwohill but also for development in the wider East Cork area as it will treat waste from Castlemartyr, Killeagh and Cloyne also. This project will enable new schools and housing developments as well as attracting and supporting future industry in locating in the area.
The extensive upgrade of Carrigtwohill plant is an example of Irish Water’s €530 million investment in upgrading services in 2016. This continued investment in modern, high technology wastewater facilities that support the environment, industry, local tourism and economic development.