CREED WELCOMES €5.8 MILLION IN EXTRA ROADS FUNDING FOR CORK COUNTY

Cork North West TD, Michael Creed has today welcomed the allocation of a supplementary €5,818,342 in extra funding for road repair and resurfacing works for Cork County.  Commenting on the announcement Deputy Creed said;

“This allocation, which accounts for approximately 10% of the national allocation, and is the largest sum being made available to any County in the Country.  The additional allocation is to be directed primarily to surface restoration works and must be spent in 2013”.

“The significant size of the allocation in proportion to that of other Counties is in the main due to the contribution Cork County Council has made from its own resources to road maintenance.  I have been campaigning for many years to successive Transport Ministers for larger discretionary road budgets for Cork County.  I am pleased that my colleague Minister Varadkar has made this funding available on a fair and equitable basis”.

Further Commenting on the allocation Cllr Michael Creed said;

“I will be engaging with officials in Cork County Council to ensure this allocation is fully utilised.  There are numerous projects that need to be undertaken and this funding provides an opportunity to do so.  Furthermore this is a welcome economic stimulus for Cork County and will provide much needed employment opportunities”.

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