Longford Senator Micheal Carrigy is criticising the allocation of €200,000 today from the Department of Transport for the N4 Longford to Mullingar road project.
The funding was announced today as part of millions of euro allocated for transport routes across the country, including greenways.
Senator Carrigy said he had highlighted several times over recent months that enough funding was needed to be able to keep consultants employed to further the project.
He says that the funding announced today will only guarantee progress for another few months, and there's a very real danger the project could end up being shelved again.
'€200,000 will only bring it to a stage when the 'emerging preferred route' will be announced, and that will be in the next month to six weeks , because the process is well on.
It will mean then that we wouldn't have any funding in place for that project, or for consultants to be employed to continue on the process.
The funding isn't going to be in place to keep the consultants on the job.
We all know what happeend the last time this project fell off the National Development Plan.
It was off the plan for a long number of years, we fought had to get it back on it.'