Have you been bumping over the same pothole outside your home or office for years?
This could be your chance to get it sorted.
A total of €1 million in funding has just been made available in Cork for the repair and improvement of small roads and laneways leading to local people’s homes and businesses.
The funding will cover the repair of areas that are not under the normal maintenance of the Local Authorities.
Cork is to benefit from the highest allocation nationally under the Local Improvement Scheme, approved by Minister Michael Ring, Minister for Rural and Community Development.
An Tánaiste Simon Coveney said the funding would service over 7,457 km of our rural roads in Cork, providing “vital access” to homes and farms as well as amenities such as lakes, rivers or the sea.
Here’s how it works: The Department of Rural and Community Development will provide up to 90 percent of the funding through the Local Authorities, with the remaining contribution coming from local residents, or Local Authorities in the case of roads leading to public amenities.
“Local Authorities will be be informed of allocation today and will be asked to revert with details of their improvement projects to the Department of Rural and Community Development by the 23rd of March,” Minister Coveney and Cork South Central TD said.
Imagine: no more wincing at the ‘thud’ as your car hits a crater on the commute.