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Louth CoCo “hopeful” of further N2 resurfacing funds

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Road closures in place as surfacing work was undertaken on the south side of Ardee in 2017. Photo Credit: Adrian Crawley.
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This article originally appeared on ThisIsArdee.ie

Louth County Council have said they are “hopeful” that Transport Infrastructure Ireland will provide further funding to continue resurfacing works in Ardee.

Work has just finished on major resurfacing work that began at the Ardee St Marys grounds on the N2 on the south side of the town and continued as far as Castle Street in the centre of town. Over €1.2 million was spent solely on this Ardee resurfacing project.
The work got underway in early November.

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Addressing Thursday night’s Ardee Municipal District monthly meeting, senior engineer Sean O’Reilly told the councillors that the TII will look at the situation. He said that the council were currently undertaking a par report on the area from Castle Street to the Carrickmacross road.

If succcessful in obtaining funding, the rest of the main street in Ardee is likely to be resurfaced in 2018.

“We hope to get it but we cannot say until the TII say so,” he said. The engineer also confirmed that the local authority hope to get funding to improvements to the N33, the N2 at Anaglog and the N2 north of Collon.

TII is set to publish its tenders and contract awards for 2018 in January 2018. Louth County Council’s infrastructure department have confirmed works in Ardee have now been completed for 2017.

Ardee-based councillors Jim Tenanty and Dolores Minogue both praised the resurfacing works which have been completed at the meeting.

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