Motorways upgrade to create 200 jobs
UP to 200 jobs will be created through the country's first national motorway maintenance project which is expected to cost up to €150m and take five years to complete.
The National Roads Authority (NRA) has assumed responsibility for maintenance of the country's motorways, and has started work on improving 744km of motorway and dual carriageways in Ireland.
The NRA has contracted the work out to private companies.
The greater Dublin area including parts of the M1, M9 and M11 will benefit first. The second phase includes the midlands/west of the country, followed by the south, which includes the M7, N10 and N40.
"It's no longer the responsibility of the individual authorities to look after this issue," Sean O'Neill from the RSA said.