€1.8 million for South Tipperary Roads as Part of Jobs Initiative – Hayes

South Tipperary T.D. Tom Hayes has welcomed the additional €1.8 million to be spent on South Tipperary Roads in 2011 as part of the Jobs Initiative launched this week.

“As part of this week’s Jobs Initiative, County Councils across the country are being provided with an additional €60 million for the Regional and Local Roads Investment Programme.  This funding is being provided under the Restoration Improvement Programme,” Tom Hayes T.D. said today.

“Under this Programme, South Tipperary County Council submitted a three year programme (for the period 2011 – 2013) identifying the roads most in need of improvement in this area. The additional funding being provided under the Initiative will enable local authorities to bring forward works on roads which were not scheduled to take place until 2012. The funding will bring about an improvement in the condition of approximately 650km of regional and local roads at 554 different locations throughout the country.”

“South Tipperary will receive funding of 1,811,468 bringing the total being spend on the Restoration Improvement Programme to over six and a half million. The roads to be brought forward are included below and I am very pleased that these necessary improvements will take place this year,” Tom Hayes T.D. said.

I have highlighted for some months now the necessity of undertaking emergency roadworks to repair the damage done by the last 18 months of extreme weather conditions and I am very glad that the Fine Gael-Labour Jobs Initiative means that the works prioritised by South Tipperary County Council can be completed in coming months,” Tom Hayes continued.

“In the region of 1,000 jobs will be created through this combined investment across the country and I think we are starting on the road to economic recovery with the Jobs Initiative,” Tom Hayes concluded.

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