Concern over impact of national budget overruns on N4 Longford Mullingar upgrade

Longford councillor Seamus Butler says he’s very concerned at the possible impact of the current Children’s Hospital and National Broadband Plan budget overruns, on the upgrading of the N4 between Longford and Mullingar.

The Fianna Fail councillor was commenting as an advertisement has been published seeking a Project Liaison Engineer for a four year fixed term contract to work on the N4 scheme between Longford and Mullingar.

Councillor Butler says it’s good to see the advertisement being placed because it means the funds have allocated for the design part of the scheme.

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He says though that with the current chaos surrounding the health and broadband projects, he is very fearful that projects like the N4 upgrade could yet be delayed again.