SDCC set to spend €4.4m on roadworks and footpath repairs in 2019
By Mary Dennehy
SOUTH Dublin County Council is set to spend €4.4m on roadworks and footpath repairs this year, a 12 per cent increase on 2018.
In County Hall on Monday, the council delivered its Annual Road Works Programme to elected representatives, which outlines how much is earmarked for roadworks and footpath repairs in 2019.
Overall, a budget of €4.4m has been allocated and will be spread out across the wards of Clondalkin (€1,095,000), Lucan (€912k), Tallaght Central (€600k), Tallaght South (€548k), Rathfarnham (€679k) and Templeogue-Terenure (575k).
The budget for each area is split between roadworks and footpath repairs, with nearly 90 estates and streets identified for path repairs.
Some of the significant road works scheduled for the county, include €140k for the Nangor Road in Clondalkin, from Fonthill to Diageo, while in Tallaght South €205k will be invested into the Ballinascorney Road (R114), from the quarry to junction with the Shankill Road.
In Lucan, €105k has been allocated for the Outer Ring Road, the section at the junction to Pennyhill, with €95k been designated for the Dodsboro Road.
A figure of €75k has also been earmarked for St Lomans Road in Lucan, from the Liffey Avenue roundabout to Liffey Terrace roundabout, with €65k designated for footpath repairs in various locations of Esker Meadows Estate.
In Tallaght Central a budget of €87k has been allocated to roadworks in Millbrook Lawns, The Park, while in Rathfarnham a sum of €91k has been ring fenced for work on the Military Road.
In Templeogue-Terenure, €72k of the area’s budget has been allocated to works on Templeville Drive.
Michael Mulhern, South Dublin County Council’s Director of Land Use, Planning and Transportation, said: “We are very happy to deliver this programme of works and announce the 12 per cent increase in overall spending.
“Roads and footpaths that are well maintained reduce journey times for our citizens and, crucially, are safer for us all to travel on.
“This increase shows the council’s commitment to promoting healthier lifestyles and delivering the highest possible standards for our citizens and anyone visiting out county.”
Full details of the breakdown or roadworks and foot path repairs for each area can be found on www.sdcc.ie