£5m boost for roads maintenance in Northern Ireland

Infrastructure Minister Chris Hazzard has announced that he is making available £5 million to enhance road maintenance in Northern Ireland.

The resource funding was secured by the Minister as part of the Executive June Monitoring round.

The Minister said: “My Department’s priority is to ensure the safety of all road users and Transport NI manages an ongoing programme of roads maintenance.

“As a result of the outcome of June Monitoring I can allocate to TransportNI £5m to enhance routine maintenance services.

“A second grass cut will be programmed across all areas. In addition, the majority of potholes will now be repaired (greater than 50mm on rural low trafficked roads and greater than 20mm elsewhere) and the renewal of road markings will be accelerated.

“An additional gully clean will also be programmed in all urban areas and the repair of street lighting outages will continue into the autumn.”

The additional funding also positions TransportNI to call on contractor resources if required.

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