Adamstown €20m road improvement plan set to facilitate Grange Castle
By Brendan Grehan
A €20m improvement plan to the Nangor and Adamstown Road to facilitate Grange Castle Business Park will commence later this year.
The €20m project was announced this week by Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Paschal Donohoe TD, as part of the €298 million investment programme for 2016 for regional and local roads.
A spokesman for South Dublin County Council told The Echo that the project is expected to commence this year.
He said: “The compulsory purchase order has been approved by An Bord Pleanála. We expect to commence construction later this year.
“€2m has been allocated to get works underway in 2016. The project is expected to cost €20m and is due to be completed by early 2018”.
Minister Donohoe said: ‘I am announcing the 2016 general grant allocations for regional and local roads which will allow local authorities to plan ahead and decide their annual work programmes.
“In recognition of the recent flood and storm damage to regional and local roads, I will make an announcement shortly in respect of funding to help Local Authorities deal with those repairs”.
The Minister said that the funding package will allow approximately 2,000 kilometres of regional and local roads to be maintained, and close to 2,000 kilometres strengthened this year.
The Minister added that he continues to be of the view that local authorities are best placed to assess priorities within their areas and considerable flexibility is therefore given to them under the various grant headings to decide on the work programme to be carried out in their area.
He added: It is also important to note that the purpose of these grants is to supplement local authorities’ own resource expenditure on the regional and local road network and therefore, do not represent the total investment in regional and local roads for this year.”