Some €750,000 has been allocated in funding to assist the repair of regional and local roads in Wexford. That’s according to Minister Paul Kehoe, who noted that the amount allocated to Wexford from the Department of Transport is among the highest in the country.
Minister Kehoe said Wexford County Council has been actively engaged in road repair since Storm Emma hit earlier this year.
“Many of the regional and local roads Wexford have suffered significant damage as a result of severe weather events. Wexford County Council has been faced with damage caused by repeated severe weather incidents,” the Minister said.
“I warmly welcome the additional funding support of €750,000 to assist the council in progressing repairs to affected regional and local roads before year end.
“Extreme weather events over the last year, such as Storm Eleanor, Storm Emma, flooding incidents and the summer drought have had a major impact on the regional and local road network.
“These events combined with the extended period of reduced funding for road maintenance following the economic downturn have left the road network much more vulnerable to damage.
In addition, a €3m allocation is being provided to Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) to assist with winter operations and maintenance works on national roads. TII assists local authorities with maintenance funding for national roads.