Wicklow Fine Gael Minister and General Election candidate Simon Harris has welcomed the allocation of €598,533 under a severe weather allocation fund.
Commenting on this matter, Minister Harris stated: “I have been working to ensure that roads in Wicklow receive the funds needed to repair the damage caused by severe flooding and winter storms. The announcement by this Government that Wicklow roads are going to receive €598,533 under a severe weather allocation fund will no doubt be welcomed by local road users.
“This winter’s storms have resulted in massive damage to local and secondary roads, as well as bridges, across Wicklow. The repair works will improve accessibility for local residents, farmers and businesses and will make life easier for everyone.
“The aim of this funding allocation is not only to repair all of the damage caused to local and regional roads during the floods and storms but also allow for significant preventative works to be carried out to protect against further damage in the future.
“It is thanks to our recovering economy that we can make these kinds of investments in our road network. It is good for tourism, increases efficiencies for businesses and benefits the local people in Wicklow who use the roads on a daily basis.
“As the recovery takes hold, we need to make investments in public infrastructure and services. This is why we need to ensure that we keep the recovery going,” concluded Minister Harris.