€8.2m budget set aside for roadworks around the county
SOUTH Dublin County Council has set aside a budget of €8.2m to carry out roadworks around the county this year.
The majority of the funding will be spent on road resurfacing, totalling €3.4m, followed by footpath repairs costing €3m, and €1m on routine works such as hedge cutting, line marking and drainage.
A total of €400k is to be spent on cycle track maintenance, €300k on social housing estate upgrades, and €100k on Quality Bus Corridor upgrades.
The council released these figures at a meeting of the Rathfarnham, Firhouse, Templeogue and Bohernabreena Area Committee last week.
The local authority provided a breakdown on how a portion of the funding, totalling €2.24m, will be spent in the Rathfarnham, Firhouse, Templeogue and Bohernabreena local electoral areas.
Road resurfacing works will be carried out on Cruagh Road (€60k), and €50k each will be spent on works at Allagour Road, the R114 Old Mill junction, and the Kiltipper Road from Old Bawn Road to Kiltipper Way.
Areas in Rathfarnham and Templeogue that will benefit from road resurfacing works include Turnpike Road (€60k), and Crannagh, Rathfarnham Park and Ballytore Estate (€50k).
Rathfarnham Main Street and Cherryfield Road will receive resurfacing works totalling €35k each, while €30k each will be spent on Limekiln Road, Glendoher Drive, and Marian Road and Crescent.
A total of €100k will be spent on footpath repairs in Fortfield Estate, €50k in Willbrook Estate/Lawn, and €45k in Ballytore and Crannagh.
Footpath repair works in Firhouse and Bohernabreena will take place on Oldcourt Avenue and Close (€80k), Moyville Estate (€75k), Glencarrig Estate (€65k), and Allenton Road (€55k).
Cycle track maintenance will take place on Ballyboden Road (€80k), Templeogue Road R137 (€60k) and Ballyroan Road (€60k).
Quality Bus Corridor maintenance totalling €50k will take place on the Templeogue Road R137.