Good New for Residents, Business People and Visitors in Ballina

Posted by Alan Kelly on June 28, 2016 at 03:48 PM

I welcome the news that the Court of Appeal has refused an application to stop the building of the new bridge Ballina-Killaloe. This is good news for Ballina and Killaloe and the residents and business people in the area.
I announced that funding (€42 million) had been secured in the Capital Budget back in September for the proposed new bridge. I had made numerous representations to my colleague Brendan Howlin to ensure that this plan was included. This project has been a priority of mine since entering politics and it was my ambition to see it progress.  

The project involves a 2km single carriageway bypass of Killaloe, a 170m bridge over the River Shannon, and an upgrade of approximately 3.3kms of the existing R494 regional road in Ballina. This will have multiple benefits for residents, businesses and tourists in the Ballina, Killaloe and surrounding areas.

I look forward to seeing the work starting on the bridge.

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