O’Reilly welcomes €17.3m package to help Ireland’s road network become more climate resilient

Galway is to receive €1.2m of a €17.3m climate adaptation investment programme for regional and local roads.

Speaking about the investment programme announcement, Green Party Senator Pauline O’Reilly said that she welcomes the investment in the local roads network.

“Making our roads safer for users is paramount. Due to climate change, flooding has become more prevalent so I welcome the investment in future proofing our roads against severe weather.”

The programme will aid 26 local authorities in implementing 432 road improvement projects across the country while building on the support provided under the 2020 July Stimulus Plan.

The types of projects approved for funding include schemes aimed at alleviating flooding to roads, bridge strengthening and repairs, embankment stability measures to protect the road and prevent slippage, altering the level of the road to mitigate flooding and reduce road closure frequency, road edge protection measures and the replacement/repair of seawalls or retaining walls which support regional and local roads.

Among the projects are:

Owenbristy Road Raising Raise 315m of road by average of 800mm €120,000

Cahermore Channel 430m flood relief channel providing benefit to adjacent roads €20,000

South Galway Roads Raising Projects

Seven road raising schemes (2020m total ) identified under the joint GCC / OPW South

Galway FRS. Requires design & land acquisition in advance of road raising works. €50,00

Carheenlea, Turloughmore - Groundwater Flooding Remediation Measures

Design and install drainage system to divert excessive groundwater flooding (turlough overflow ) away from public road and surrounding area where houses are at risk of flooding €50,000

Menlough Village - Install new surface drain storm water collection system on road (50m ) with pipeline through lands (200m ) to outfall open drain. Allow for repair of damage to adjoining footway & parking area in front of Communuity Hall due to persisent flooding. €30,000

Earls Park /Grange Road Raising Localised Flooding adjacent to an SAC/SPA. Preliminary Design and AA Screening completed in 2020.Funding sought in 2021 for Topograhical Survey, Hydrological Survey, NIS and Detailed Design. Construction in 2022. €35,000

R-328 Gorteen Cross Flooding of Local Regional Road €40,000

Cloonacauneen, Claregalway - Drainage works to mitigare severe and frequent road flooding. Design and install surface water drainage system to divert excessive rainwaters away from public road and surrounding houses at risk of flooding €15,000

Deerpark, Oranmore – Drainage works to mitigate severe and frequent road flooding. Design and install drainage system to divert excessive floodwaters away from the public road and surrounding businesses €75,000

Tumnasrah Road Raise Road level to mitigate flooding €25,000

Killine, Newbridge Install new surface drain storm water collection system on road & verge (200m ) with outfall open drain. €35,000

Liscune, Ballymacward Install new surface drain storm water collection system on road (50m ) with pipeline through lands (300m ) to outfall open drain. Allow for raising and full resurfacing of section of roadway €65,000

 

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