Sunday 11 December 2016

Paul Melia: Lack of investment in maintenance is coming home to roost

Published 28/12/2015 | 02:30

Minister for Transport Paschal Donohoe. Photo: Frank McGrath
Minister for Transport Paschal Donohoe. Photo: Frank McGrath

This is the dull but necessary spending that no Government wants to commit to, and is so quick to cut when times are tough.

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But the lack of continued and sustained investment in ongoing roads maintenance and repairs is coming home to roost.

The fact that so much of our network is in such poor repair prompts questions as to how the next Government should be spending its money, and what policies it puts in place to further reduce wear and tear.

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