Latest Laois News: Additional investment into Laois road network
An additional €463,500 investment into Laois road network
Minister of State at the Department of Finance Sean Fleming T.D. has today welcomed an additional investment into Laois’s road network.
Minister of State at the Department of Finance Sean Fleming T.D. has today welcomed an additional investment of €463,500 in the climate adaptation investment programme for regional and local roads.
Among the projects are:
|Kilbricken Bridge, Mountrath, Co. Laois
|Road raising and installation of piping to maintain cross flows
|Pound Street, Rathdowney
|The works will involve raising the camber of the road and installing drainage infrastructure to mitigate flooding of the Regional Road. Fluvial Flooding
|Clean and enlarge open drainage channels through residential area in Portlaoise town, remove trees that have fallen and restricted the drain and trees at risk of falling and restricting drainage
|Install surface water pipeline, gullys and road crossing
|Install new drainage pipeline with gullys and link to network of existing open drains.
|Cardtown, Camross Embankment
|Gabions baskets required to make road structurally sound and provide restraint and protection.
|Replace 2 no. road crossings / culverts
|Coolnabacka, Timahoe, Co. Laois
|Road raising and drainage
|Clonboyne Portlaoise (road and land adjacent to railway line)
|Replace 50m of pipeline to the SE of main Dublin to Cork/Limerick Rail line and install 100m of new drainage on NW side of the main Dublin to Cork/Limerick Rail line. This surface water line is critical to the area of Clonboyne. Irish Rail have replaced the section of pipe under the rail line in Q1 2021.
|Clonadacasey Portlaoise (FitzpatrickS)
|Roadside drainage and new pipeline open drain
|Mountmellick Road Portlaoise
|Clean drain and culvert across from the Bog Road Pub Mountmellick Road
|Ballymaddock Cross Roads, Stradbally, Co. Laois
|Open drain and 2 no. culverts near PRFC
“This funding will help Laois County Council to deal with the flooding to roads, bridge strengthening and repairs, embankment stability to protect roads and carry out drainage works at 13 locations throughout the county.
This is excellent news for all these areas that have had difficulties from flooding and open drains in these locations over many years. It is great to see this funding available to allow Laois County Council carry out improvement works in these areas in the coming months.”