€38.7 Million Announced For Local And Regional Roads In Clare

More than 38.7 million euro has been allocated to local and regional roads throughout Clare.

The money has been announced as part of a total 626 million nationwide investment in the country’s road network.

More than a third of this funding – around 15 million euro worth – has been ringfenced specifically for the Killaloe Bypass, Shannon Bridge Crossing and R494 Improvement Scheme.



Shovels entered the ground to begin the works back in August, with hopes that the works will be completed by mid-2025.

Another 12.8 million has been set aside for restoration improvement works in the county, with a further 1.8 million euro going towards restoration works.

€739,000 has been allocated to climate change adaptation and resilience works which includes key drainage and road stabilisation works in many parts of the county.

€612,000 will be spent on upgrading 22 bridges around Clare, while €530,000 is going towards safety improvement works.

A segment of €500,000, meanwhile, is to be spent on rehabilitation works on the R458, formerly the N85.

This funding is in addition to yesterday’s announcement of €600,000 for Clare under the Local Improvement Scheme, which will target smaller boreens and laneways not maintained by the council.

Today’s nationwide investment of 626 million euro under the 2023 investment programme for local and regional roads will see 3,100km of roads maintained and 2,500km strengthened.