A SUM OF €500,000 has been granted by government for the advancement of a section of dual carriageway to provide better access to Shannon Airport.
Speaking about the allocation, Clare TD Cathal Crowe said it will improve safety.
“The works on a dual carriageway at Shannon Airport will see a stretch about 2km long put in place on safety grounds.
“As you enter Shannon Airport and pass the security hut on the approach, the road becomes a single lane each way.
“This has been assessed by experts as not being safe – as in a case where emergency services and so on need to access the airport, passing may be an issue.”
“Whilst our first priority must be rebuilding air connectivity in and out of Shannon, it’s also encouraging to see groundworks taking place to improve things at the airport too.”