Donegal to get €18m from NRA

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The National Roads Authority has allocated 18.6 million euro to Donegal County Council for 2015 national road improvements and maintenance.

The National Roads Authority has allocated 18.6 million euro to Donegal County Council for 2015 national road improvements and maintenance.

The allocation includes €4,5 million for national primary improvements; €8.4 million for national secondary improvements; and almost €4.5 million under both national primary and secondary improvements, with more than €500,000 in maintenance.

“This funding is paramount for an area like Donegal, where access to the rest of the country and improvements of existing infrastructure will benefit both people and businesses,” Joe McHugh, Fine Gael TD for Donegal north east and minister of state for the Gaeltacht, said.

Dinny McGinley, Fine Gael TD for Donegal south west, said the funding, “will ensure that the standard of our national road network is preserved and will help the ongoing efforts to improve safety, reduce congestion and increase economic output.”

Regional and local road allocations for next year will be announced in January.