Donegal is to get more than €24 million for national roads and greenways this year.
The €24.3 million total includes €7.4m for new roads and just over €2m for greenways.
Some of the major investment projects confirmed today are €1.5m for the Ten-T route and €5m combined for the N56 Letterilly to Kilraine Junction (Glenties).
Of the greenways allocation, Buncrana – Carndonagh will get €500,000, Burtonport to Letterkenny and Bridgend to Buncrana and Newtown have been allocated €400,000 each while the proposed Donegal town to Ballybofey (Barnesmore Gap) project will get €350,000.
Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue, confirmed the allocation this afternoon.
“This funding announcement today for Donegal’s national roads and greenways is important and, at one of the highest allocations in the country, is another major investment in the county,” Minster McConalogue said.
“Our roads are the key to Donegal’s infrastructure and we must continue to maintain and upgrade where possible to keep Donegal safe and accessible. Our greenways are a wonderful tourist attraction and amenity for communities and I am delighted to confirm that over €2m will be invested in our greenways in 2023, including just under €1m in Inishowen greenways alone. I thank Donegal County Council and all our councillors for their continued work”.
On Tuesday, Minister McConalogue confirmed Donegal will receive almost €38m under the 2023 investment programme for regional and local roads.