Wednesday 20 September 2017

Construction to begin on two road projects

WORK IS expected to get under way next month on two key road projects that have been stalled due to a lack of funding.

Construction is expected to start on the upgrade of Newlands Cross in south Dublin and the Arklow to Rathnew dual carriageway in Co Wicklow in April. The €180m project is being funded by the European Investment Bank and private sector under a public-private partnership.

The upgrade will see the 16.5km section of roadway between Arklow and Rathnew upgraded to four lanes, while a new junction will be built at Newlands Cross.

Minister of State at the Office of Public Works, Brian Hayes, said 13,000 jobs would be created under a €2.25bn stimulus package, of which €1.4bn would come from the private sector.

Irish Independent

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