McFlynn welcomes additional £27.8m road funds

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SDLP Councillor Christine McFlynn has welcomed the Executive’s re-allocation of £27.8million to the Department of Regional Development’s road maintenance budget for the year.

The Cookstown representative says she hopes that some of cash can be allocated specifically for the district.

Cllr McFlynn said: “I welcome the Executive’s re-allocation of £27.8million £27.8million to the Department of Regional Development’s road maintenance budget for the year under the June monitoring round.

“It is to be hoped that some portion of the additional funding will now be allocated to improving the rural road network in the Cookstown district.

“Our rural roads are a vital lifeline for local communities and the local economy. It is essential that they are maintained to the highest possible standards,” she said.

“The SDLP will continue to argue for the development of a co-ordinated, and properly funded, strategy to improve our rural roads network.”