Funding for Glangevlin and for Blacklion-Dowra Road welcomed

Funding for Glangevlin and for Blacklion Dowra Road welcome – Feeley

Fianna Fáil Councillor, John Paul Feeley has welcomed the allocation
of € 420,000 to complete two projects in under the 2013 Road Works
Programme in Glangevlin and on the Blacklion- Dowra Road.

‘The inclusion of these allocation in this year’s allocation will
allow the Council to complete further, and much needed works on these
two very busy regional roads. It is welcome and long over-due.

The Dowra-Blacklion Road, the R207 carries a high volume of traffic
linking with the N16 and leading on from Dowra to Drumkeerin or
Drumshanbo. It has benefitted from some significant investment in
recent years.

‘I have consistently sought additional funding to upgrade this road.
There are a number of blind junctions and dangerous turns and this
allocation will allow some of these to be addressed and also work on
areas where the surface has deteriorated. The allocation of € 300,000
will allow a reasonable amount of work to be completed in 2013.’

In Glangevlin €120,000 will be provided for works in and around the
village, again improving drainage, improving signage and completing
other works in the area.

‘This work is long awaited and will address some on-going problems
including village signage and there works.’

Noting the work of local engineer, Derry Scanlon, Overseer Tom Joe
McGoldrick and local staff, Councillor Feeley stated that despite the
reclining number of Council Staff locally there continues to be a
significant amount of work done locally despite a cut of over 8% in
the allocations from Central Government for the 2013.