€1m has been allocated to carry out repairs to the Obelisk Bridge in a raft of funding given to Louth County Council at state level.
he funding will also include €130,000 for improvements to the Marsh Road in Drogheda, €12,000 for safety improvements on Scarlet Street and Scarlet Crescent, €12,000 for the shops at Crushrod Avenue and €30,000 for the Drogheda to Collon Road (Coolfore/Nursery Cross).
A further €1.4m was allocated to the Bettystown to Laytown Link Road, €75,000 Julianstown and €72,500 R152 R150 Junction, Julianstown Road/Duleek.
The funding was part of a €626m investment programme for 2023 for regional and local roads announced by Minister for Transport, Eamon Ryan T.D. and Minister of State Jack Chambers T.D.
This represents an increase in funding of €20m for road pavement and rehabilitation works. The funding package will allow approximately 3,100kms of regional and local roads to be maintained and 2,550kms to be strengthened.
Provision of €44m has been made available in 2023 for regional and local road strategic road improvement projects, including projects identified for development under the National Development Plan.
Funding of €26m is also being provided under the Specific Grant category for smaller scale road improvements. These grants comprise a mix of schemes, including bridgeworks, measures to improve safety, such as junction reconfiguration, together with schemes to alleviate traffic congestion in towns and improve access to centres of education, businesses and public transport