Breen welcomes €90,000 Allocation to construct a filter lane on the Kilrush/Doonbeg Road.

February 4th, 2010 - Pat Breen

Fine Gael’s Deputy Spokesperson on Foreign Affairs and Clare T.D. Pat Breen has today welcomed the news that €90,000 has been allocated as part of the 2010 National Roads Allocations to construct a filter lane on the N67 to the L2034 on the Kilrush/Doonbeg road.

“I have been campaigning for the provision of a filter lane on the N67 Kilrush/Doonbeg to facilitate traffic turning off to Doonbeg since 2002 both as a Councillor and Deputy for West Clare and I am delighted that funding has finally been sanctioned for this project”.

“This junction is located on an acute bend and it is very dangerous, especially during the summer with the volumes of traffic coming from Limerick to Kilkee. Back in 2002, the NRA initially approved the design for this junction, however, Clare County Council had advised that the works on the upgrading of the Leadmore Carnanes Group water Scheme would impinge on the filtering lane proposal at the Doonbeg Road Junction was deferred until the upgrade of the Water Scheme was finished. In 2007 and again in 2008, Clare County Council resubmitted requests for funding for this project and they were unsuccessful. Thankfully, funding has eventually been allocated this year.”

“This is a dangerous junction and I am glad that it will finally be sorted out.”