Funding for Ballinacarrig Roundabout is a must – DEERING.

13th February, 2015

Carlow Fine Gael TD., Pat Deering, has called on Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport. Paschal Donohoe TD to provide the necessary funding to Carlow County Council to construct a roundabout at Ballinacarrig.

Deputy Deering, together with senior management from Carlow County Council met with Minister Donohoe when he visited Carlow last Tuesday 10th February.

“This is a very busy stretch of road, with over 10,000 vehicles using it every day. There has been a numerous accidents there in recent years, unfortunately including one fatality.

” Funding was already approved by the NRA in 2012 but the work could not go ahead at the time because the lands required were not not under control of the council. Carlow County Council has since acquired the lands and I now call on Minister Donohoe to provide the necessary funding so that this work can proceed without further delay. €680,000 is the estimated cost of the works.