Local Fine Gael Councillor, John Dolan, has welcomed confirmation from Westmeath County Council that the local authority is seeking for expressions of interest in funding for the upgrade of private roads under the Local Improvement Scheme.
“Since the reintroduction of the LIS scheme, a vast number of private lanes in Westmeath have been surfaced for a small contribution from the locals on the lane, with the Council completing the work and the balance of funding coming from Government.
“Expressions of interest will be accepted up to January 31 2023 with a closure date for the submission of completed application forms by February 28. When completed, a successful list will be compiled for completion over the following couple of years as funding becomes available.
“I urge anyone who feels that their lane could qualify for the scheme to sent in an expression of interest or contact the council or myself for help in applying for this scheme,” Cllr Dolan said.