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Kennedy announces £20million boost for roads

Stormont Executive press release - Department for Regional Development

Over £20million has been allocated to roads maintenance as part of the January monitoring round.

In addition, some £3million funding will be used to help deliver improvements to bus stations and workshops, for constructing crash barriers and for cycling.

Transport Minister, Danny Kennedy said: “My department is responsible for maintaining 25,900 kilometres of public roads which can only be done through significant investment. 

“This additional funding will target structural maintenance on the local road network to help address the significant backlog and reduce the actual resurfacing cycles. It will also provide new drainage, some reconstruction and the resurfacing of around 160 kilometres of road.

“Today’s announcement is a welcome boost for the public and the construction industry. Carrying out road improvements sustains hundreds of jobs every year and ensures the travelling public enjoy safer and more enjoyable journeys.”

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