Waterford Senator Paudie Coffey has called for upgrade works to be carried on roads linking Waterford with other counties.
Speaking at a meeting of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on rural affairs, Fine Gael’s Paudie Coffey said that there was a clear need for investment into the Waterford-Cork road.
He told Principal Adviser Roads in the Department of Transport, Dominic Mullaney, “I note your comments with regard to ‘Ireland 2040.’ The regional cities identified in that for growth, one of those is the area I come from, Waterford. The access to Waterford from other cities, the only good one is to Dublin. The N25 to Cork is dilapidated, there’s road works forever going on at Castlemartyr.”
He also called for improvements to be made to the Waterford-Limerick road, saying that it was “one of the worst national routes in the country.”
In response, Dominic Mullaney, said both roads were currently being appraised under the new National Development Plan.