Significant boost for Roads Maintenance Budget in Newry & Mourne

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Tuesday, June 21st, 2016
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Infrastructure Minister Chris Hazzard MLA has announced that the 2016/2017 budget for roads maintenance in Newry, Mourne & Down District Council area will more than double from the 2015 allocation. traffic-1Speaking to Newry Times, the Infrastructure Minister said, “I am delighted to announce that the budgets for 2016/2017 road maintenance works have been agreed and the opening allocation for structural maintenance is nearly £3.7million – more than double the £1.6million available in 2015. “In my first few weeks as Infrastructure Minister I have pledged to tackle the infrastructural deficit west of the Bann and in rural areas across the North – including South Down. “With a significant increase in resources available I hope that we can start to address many of the roads maintenance issues across the District.
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May June 2016 updatedMinister Hazzard added, “In the months ahead I will continue to identify and prioritise structural maintenance schemes and look to secure additional funding from the Department of Finance to have them completed.”

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