Road to improvement: €582,500 for 22 projects across Kilkenny
Almost €600,000 has been allocated for 22 road projects in Kilkenny to help them become more climate resilient.
The €582,500 granted to Kilkenny County Council is part of a climate adaptation investment programme for regional and local roads across the country.
Transport Minister Eamon Ryan announced the €17.3 million funding for schemes aimed at alleviating road flooding, bridge strengthening and repairs, embankment stability measures, road edge protection measures and the replacement and repair of seawalls.
Among the local projects to receive funding are flood prevention schemes in Castlecomer, Dunkitt, Ballyfoyle and along the Ring Road in Kilkenny city.
Commenting on the funding, Minister Ryan said: “This funding will support local authorities across the country deal with the challenges of climate change and severe weather events.
“The upkeep of our road network is crucial in ensuring that our public transport, cyclists, walkers, car users can travel safely around the country.”