€15,755,901 in roads funding has been allocated for Limerick in 2020, a Fine Gael General Election Candidate has confirmed.

Senator Byrne said, “I am delighted to confirm that Limerick is to benefit from in funding for maintaining and upgrading our roads network.

“The funding has been made available to Limerick City & County Council as a result of funding secured in Budget 2020.

“The allocation, confirmed by Transport Infrastructure Ireland today, includes €3 million in funding for the M20.

“I am also delighted to see that the funding has been made available to deliver the M20. This major piece of infrastructure will bring major improvements to our road network here in Limerick & Cork and is further sign of the Fine Gael-led Government’s commitment to balanced regional development.

“A well developed and maintained road network is vital to ensure safety on our roads but also to ensure that no area of the country is at a disadvantage when it comes to economic development.

“Fine Gael has committed to improving and maintaining a high-quality road network. While Fianna Fáil and other parties in opposition have repeatedly called for road projects to be scrapped the Government has stood firm over the need to ensure we have safe, quality roads across the country,” Senator Byrne concluded.

Minister for Transport Shane Ross said, “I’m committed to providing funding that will improve road user safety for all road users, not just drivers. We are dedicated to improving road safety for all of our citizens in whatever way possible, whether through legislation, education or road maintenance. TII share my commitment to improving safety across the national road network.”

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