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Budget 2023 - Roads Impact

  • 27-09-2022 1:43pm
    Registered Users Posts: 48

    There was not much in the way of specifics on road projects in the budget speeches. So add here anything you read / uncover in the days and weeks ahead in relation to projects in the pipeline.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,328 ✭✭✭KrisW1001

    • Roads Network and Road Safety: Approx. €1.3billion has been allocated to protect and renew the national and regional local roads network and develop new national and regional local roads. 


    Programme C – Road Networks and Road Safety

    The aim of this programme is to protect, renew, develop and maintain national, regional and local roads and maintain central services such as motor tax collection, the national driver file and road safety. Under this programme, the 2023 allocation will allow the Department to:

    - Maintain the existing national, regional and local road network;

    - Progress projects currently under construction and at various stages of planning;

    - Continue work on major road projects including:

    • N22 Ballyvourney to Macroom Upgrade Scheme;
    • N5 Westport to Turlough;
    • N56 Dungloe to Glenties;
    • M8/N40/N25 Dunkettle Interchange Upgrade;
    • M50 Enhancing Motorway Operations (i.e. Variable Speed Limits);
    • N5 Ballaghaderreen to Scramoge (presently being re-tendered);
    • Athy Southern Distributor Road;
    • Shannon Crossing/Killaloe Bypass/R494 upgrade scheme;
    • Northern Tralee Relief Road;
    • Coonagh to Knockalisheen Distributor Road

  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 14,303 Mod ✭✭✭✭marno21

    Nothing really of note in there, as expected.

    The next majors to start beyond the above will be the M21, M28 and Galway. Nothing else through planning or near it.

    M21 and M28 should be ready to go around late 2024 all going well. Galway is likely stuck in the quicksand for some time.

  • Registered Users Posts: 475 ✭✭jspuds

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,328 ✭✭✭KrisW1001

    Nothing shows up in a spending list until it has gone through planning. There are no final designs yet for the northern or southern M11 projects, so they haven’t even begun the planning process.,

  • Registered Users Posts: 48 cartoncowboy

    Is it written anywhere where they outline what projects in planning will receive funding to be able to continue that work. I recall after last years budget there was a row about the N4 Rooskey- Mullingar project wasn't given any monies to continue planning works, until local TDs made representations to get about 2 million euro (I think). Perhaps that level of money division is determined by TII rather than Dept of Transport ?

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  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 14,303 Mod ✭✭✭✭marno21

    This will be punished just before Christmas. Expect lots of jockeying by TDs to get these funded in the meantime

  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 66,584 Mod ✭✭✭✭L1011

    The projects given funding late in last years cycle were (probably) due to cash being available due to the N5 tender pull-out; rather than any TD representations.