Cork South Central Senator Jerry Buttimer has today (Tuesday) called on the Government to stop failing citizens and to provide funding as soon as possible to repair our roads system. His comments were made following receipt of information from Cork County Council that they are unable to confirm which road projects will go ahead due to a lack of information regarding funding.
“Following the recent flooding, snow and ice, our roads system is in tatters and now we find out that there is no plan in place to fix them. It is an appalling failing of this Government, to add to all the others, that there is no commitment of funding for ongoing repairs to our roads network. There are roads all over Grange Frankfield, Waterfall, Rochestown and Carrigaline which are in dire need of re-surfacing following the battering they have received through our recent weather crisis.
“I have made numerous representations on behalf of constituents to the Council regarding the Non National Roads Scheme, it is essential that we get our road network back to normal, and that this is achieved as quickly as possible. From information I have received from Cork County Council, approval and confirmation of funding is not expected from the National Roads Authority until February or March. This is a disgrace and I am calling on the Government to provide the funding now, to fix the problems now, as they have failed to do in the past”.