The last link of the Portlaoise Southern Relief Road will run from the Timahoe to the Abbeyleix road.
Laois TD and Minister for Justice & Equality, Charlie Flanagan, has announced that €3.5 million has been secured to begin construction on the Portlaoise Southern Relief Road.
The road will link the Abbeyleix and Timahoe roads in Portlaoise allowing easy access to the Summerhill School Campus.
Minister Flanagan said that the money will allow for the much needed road in Portlaoise.
“I am happy to announce that funding in the sum of €3.5 million has been allocated to Laois County Council under the 2018 Strategic Regional & Road Allocation. These funds will allow Laois County Council to proceed with the construction of this much needed road for Portlaoise town.
“This is one of the biggest investments in Portlaoise town in recent times. The road will link the Abbeyleix to Timahoe Road and will provide direct access to the Summerhill School Campus hence bypassing Portlaoise town.
“The Portlaoise Southern Relief Road, which is one of the most important infrastructural projects in the town in recent years, will improve travel times, make the roads safer and make Laois more attractive to businesses.
“I delighted that funding has been secured and will continue to work with Laois County Council and the Department of Transport to ensure that the project is priorities and construction commences shortly," Minister Flanagan said.