“I welcome the announcement made today (10th May 2011), by Transport Minister Leo Varadkar, that additional funding has been brought forward from the 2012 Budget for road improvements. This funding, which is part of the Government’s ‘Job’s Initiative’ is providing Kildare County Council with an additional €1.7 million under the Regional and Local Roads Investment Programme. Combined with the existing Budget for 2011 of €4.3 million, a total in excess of €6 million is now available to the Council for the upkeep and repair of local roads” said Kildare North TD, Anthony Lawlor.

Under this Programme, County Councils can use their own discretion to identify roads most in need of improvement in their area. The additional funding being provided under the Initiative will enable local authorities to bring forward works on roads which were not scheduled to take place until 2012. This initiative will particularly deal with roads badly affected during the adverse weather conditions experienced last winter, which are now in need of urgent repair.

“Not only will this additional funding help to improve the local infrastructure in the County but in the region of 1,000 jobs will also be created through this combined investment. This Initiative is proof that this Government is intent on improving the everyday lives of people and creating jobs” concluded Anthony Lawlor TD.



Road Class Road Number Road Name and/or
Townland Name
Works Type Length of work (m) Total Area of work (sq.m) Estimated Cost of work (EURO)
R 411 Naas / Ballymore RR 300 1800 45000
L 8062 Goulyduff-Rosbran RR 1800 10800 270000
L 2019 Beggars End-Kill RR 1100 5500 137500
L 3002 Boherkill SR 1300 7800 160000
R 403 Clane Ring Road RR 1000 7000 154000
L 4006 Kilcrow RR 2200 11000 275000
L 8095 Plunketstown RR 1500 6000 250000
L 1002 Broadford tandagree RR 900 4950 108900
L 5030 Ballycannon RR 600 2400 52800
L 1017 Derryvarogue RR 1200 7200 158400
L 7011 Cherryville X to Knavinstown X SR 1000 5000 100000