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Almost €35 Million Going Towards Improving Midlands Roads

It's an 8% increase on last year's funding.

Just under €35 million in funding is being allocated to improve roads in the Midlands. 

It's part of a package worth more than half a billion euro from the Department of Transport.

Laois are the biggest beneficiaries, projects across the county have been given €12.3 million. 

The Portlaoise southern relief road is the main development, that allocation is around €1 million.

Westmeath will recieve €11.3 million - almost half of that will go towards the restoration and improvement of national roads. 

Following a Department of Transport report, which found Offaly to have the worst conditioned regional road surfaces in Ireland, the Faithful County is getting just over €11 million to change that finding. 

That includes a €300,000 allocation towards the relief road for Edenderry.  

Overall, the package represents an 8% increase on last year's funding. 

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