A total of €876,959 in funding from the Local Improvement Scheme has been allocated for upgrade works on rural roads in Galway.
The focus of the scheme is to support the continued improvement of rural roads and laneways not normally maintained by local authorities, but which represent important infrastructure for local residents.
Local Authorities are responsible for identifying and prioritising roads for improvement works under the scheme, in consultation with residents/landowners. The funding is provided by the Department of Rural and Community Development and will be complemented by a local financial contribution from landowners/householders, as well as local authority resources. There will be a cap of €1,200 on the amount that any individual householders/landowners will be asked to contribute.
Independent Galway East TD, Seán Canney, has welcomed the funding, saying it will “improve access to rural homes and farms, as well as outdoor amenities such as lakes, rivers, mountains and beaches”.