Friday, June 10, 2011

Doherty welcomes €367,000 in funding for Meath improvement works

Fine Gael Meath East TD, Regina Doherty, has welcomed funding of €367,000 for road improvement works across Co Meath which has been approved by the Minister for Transport Leo Varadkar.
“This funding of €367,000 will be used for a range of projects that should make a positive difference to local people in towns and villages across Co Meath, such as pedestrian crossings, cycle routes and improvements to footpaths.

“Most of the works will focus on improving pedestrian routes, which should help to encourage local people to get out and about and walk to work, school and the shops. Cyclists will also benefit from an improvement to routes. For example in Enfield €39,000 is being provided to upgrade footpaths and cycle routes, while in Slane €30,000 will be spent on improving the school pedestrian crossing.

“This funding is being made available as part of the Government’s recent Jobs Initiative, which includes allocations totalling €75 million for shovel-ready transport projects with the aim of supporting 1,000 jobs.”

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