Transport Infrastructure Ireland have announced their grant allocations for 2018 today – with Ardee to receive €200,000 towards the completion of town pavement rehabilitation works in the next 12 months.
Work has recently 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 allocated for spend on the project, with work having got underway in early November and finished in December.
Earlier this month, Louth County Council engineers confirmed that they were “hopeful” funding would be made available to continue the roadworks throughout the town. Now, that funding has been secured.
The TII say €200,000 has been allocated to finish the job – meaning the road will be strengthened and resurfaced from Castle Street as far as the north end of Irish Street.
The council have also been handed a boost with the news that money has also been made available for further pavement resurfacing at Anaglog and the main street in Collon.
Pavement resurfacing refers to road surfacing, not footpaths.
€150,000 will be spent on each project, which will see resurfacing works completed at each location in 2018.
That brings the total spent by the TII on roadworks in and around Ardee in 2018 to €500,000.