Wednesday 20 September 2017

Routes vital for economic prosperity under threat

Paul Melia

Paul Melia

IT'S not country roads the National Roads Authority (NRA) is concerned about, but the 5,500km of national routes vital for our economic prosperity.

Fred Barry's stark warning that our expensive road network is in danger of falling into disrepair comes as no surprise to engineers on the ground who have seen the results of two harsh winters coupled with repeated cuts in maintenance budgets.

It's not the 750km of motorways that are likely to be affected in the near future. It's the older 'N' routes which are of most concern.

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