Tuesday 24 April 2018

'Hopeful' county council includes Narrow Water in Capital Programme

Cllr. Edel Corrigan
Cllr. Edel Corrigan

LOUTH COUNTY Council has included the Narrow Water Bridge project in its Captial Programme for 2014-2012 'more in hope than anything else', councillors heard at their April monthly meeting.

Cllr Edel Corrigan had questioned the inclusion of over €30million expenditure on the programme, with €300,000 to be spent in 2014 and €32.7m over the following two years.

Engineer Gerry Kelly said the €300,000 in 2014 was for land acquisition and the proposed expentiture following that 'is more in hope than anything else' and would be dependant on funding becoming available in the next few years.

He said the project was being kept in the Capital Programme as the council were anxious to keep it active.

Director of Services Joan Martin said that the on the strategic operations of the council and is still in the Development Plan.

There seemed to be great support for the project at national level and efforts were being made to secure funding in the next round.

The Argus