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Good news for Slane Bypass in 4 Year Plan!

25th November 2010

Despite all of the doom and gloom of the past week or so, there was a glimmer of good news buried deeply in the detail. Today it emerged that the 4 Year Plan unveiled by the government yesterday contains specific reference to the construction. Although, massive cuts in public expenditure across all areas of activity, the Department of Transport website carried detail of the Plan outlining that National roads projects would have a budget of €1.82bn while regional and local roads will receive an allocation of €1.45bn.

The N2 Slane Bypass was mentioned specifically in a list of five schemes, all described as 'high priority', and is scheduled to commence after 2011 as the project has not yet received planning permission.

As it is said, a week is a long time in politics, and the year 2011 is likely to be a very long year. It is uncertain as to what political parties are llikely to be in power after 2011 when the construction of the bypass is envisaged as commencing, but as all major parties have communicated their commitment to the project, we can only hope that the project gets through the planning process successfully and when this happens, that the prioritisation of the project still stands and the relatively modest funds required are available to pay for the project.

Read more on the Department of Transport website HERE.

 

 

 
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