Overdue allocation to N16 Overlay

Cavan Fianna Fáil Councillor, John Paul Feeley has welcomed the allocation of € 560,000 to complete an overlay of the N16 from the Leitrim County Boundary to the Dowra Road in 2012.

‘It had been expected that an allocation of € 260,000 would be provided to complete the design of the overall project and completing part of the overlay work in 2012. However, due to the failure of Government to allocate to other Capital Work on the National Primary Routes an additional allocation has been made to the road which will allow the completion of overlay from the Leitrim County Boundary to the junction with the Dowra Road.’

The N16 is the National Primary Road connecting Sligo, via Enniskillen to Belfast and is a major West to North route for haulage and public transport.

‘The N16 carries a huge volume of traffic and parts of it, especially in County Leitrim have the unenviable reputation as amongst the most dangerous of National Primary Route in the country. It is a road that despite much promise and hype has not received the kind of investment needed. This allocation will bring the surface of this section back up to an acceptable standard and I look forward to the long, overdue work being completed in the coming months.’

The Executive of Cavan County Council, in particular the Director of Services, Joe McLoughlin and his staff in Road Design and the local staff of Derry Scanlon, Area Engineer and Tom Joe McGoldrick Overseer in highlighting the need for this work and in putting the plans in place to draw down this welcome allocation must be acknowledged concluded Councillor Feeley.