Local Independent Councillor, Michael O'Brien, has welcomed local improvement works and funding allocated towards infrastructure initiatives.
"The installation of traffic calming measures in Sli an Aifrinn is most welcome. Many residents have approached me highlighting the need for such measures given the increase in motorists and speed in this residential area. I am delighted to see that ramps have now been installed, so hopefully they will go some way in enhancing pedestrian and public safety and I would like to thank my Municipal District colleague, Cllr. Ailish McManus, who worked with me on this and the council for their support," Cllr. O'Brien noted.
The Councillor also expressed his positive thoughts with regard to works which were implemented in Moate.
"Works have been completed on a traffic calming ramp at Ave Maria and the restoration of the Athlone road footpath which had been uprooted by tree roots. Many residents had raised these issues with me so it's very welcome that works have been carried out and completed. These local improvement works will ensure greater pedestrian and public safety in Ave Maria and Athlone Road," Cllr O’Brien added.
Cllr. O'Brien further welcomed Outdoor Recreational funding of €20,000 which has been announced for the walking path link from Station Road to Rosemount Road.
"The funding will be used to enhance the sealing of the surface of this path making it more durable and extend it's lifespan. Works also include gates similar to those on the Greenway and the completion of improvements to the boundary hedging and verges commenced under last year's scheme. I would like to thank the council and the residents for their support and cooperation," the Councillor concluded.