Councils turn to government as road repair bill emerges

first_img Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Councils turn to government as road repair bill emerges Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Facebook Twitter The national cost of repairing roads following damage from ice and flooding over recent weeks could exceed 150 million euro.Donegal County Council has already held a speciall meeting to discuss the cost, with a bill of up to €4 million anticipated, and other councils are now following suit, with growing calls on the Government to provide extra funding.Now the Government is being urged to provide funding on a per-kilometre basisIf introduced this change would benefit counties such as Cork, Donegal, Mayo and Galway which have some of the largest road networks in the countryWith engineers estimating the total repair bill to around 150 million euro – there are now fears that some of the cash may now have to be taken from road building budgetsCouncils in the North and West are worried the repairs could wipeout their roads maintainance budgets for 2010 unless the Transport Minister sanctions emergency support Pinterest WhatsApp Facebook Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Twitter Google+center_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Previous articleCope predicts a May by-electionNext articleNo risk to A5/A6 projects – Mc Guinness News Highland Google+ Pinterest By News Highland – January 19, 2010 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North WhatsApp Newsx Adverts Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img

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