Extra roads funding promised to repair flood damage

Carlow and Kilkenny are to get their share of a multi-million Euro fund being allocated to repair roads damaged in the recent bad weather.

The funding is being provided to address the needs of Local Authorities across the country, after recent floods destroyed roads and bridges.

It comes in addition to funding announced earlier this week of €8.9 million for Kilkenny and €3.6m for Carlow road projects.

It’s understood officials from the Department of Transport are working with officials from the county councils who are providing estimates on the damage done in each county.

Senior Engineer with Carlow County Council, Dan McInerney told KCLR news earlier this week the cost in Carlow was close on €500,000 – the figure needed to repair damage from recent flooding, on top of works that need to be carried out across the year.