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New scheme may deliver more cash for Wexford roads 07/09/15

| September 27, 2015

Co. Wexford’s roads could be in for a better deal from the State as a result of a nationwide scientific survey being conducted on the condition of roads in every county.

Local Authority officials in Co. Wexford have argued for years that the county gets a raw deal under the system because it does not fully take account of the scale and complexity of the road network in the county.

It is not expected, however, that the new system will be in place for the budget allocation for 2016 but is likely to come into play after that.

Members of the Enniscorthy Municipal District Council were told at their September meeting that there was a confidence that Co. Wexford would do well as a result of the review.

Director of Services John Carley said he believed that Co. Wexford would come out on the right side of the review.

Earlier Councillor Keith Doyle had raised concerns that roads in the Enniscorthy District might lose out as a result of the review.

However, Chairman Paddy Kavanagh said the review would improve things from the top down so there was no reason for concerns about Enniscorthy’s roads. If the county secured more funding under the new system then all the roads of the county would benefit, he said

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