Galway County Council need to prioritise the development of the Inner Relief Road for Tuam town, according to Sean Canney Independent TD.
He said that Tuam is developing since the opening of the Tuam By-Pass and has experienced positive growth over the last number of years.
“The Health Campus represents a €50 million investment in Healthcare facilities bring more traffic movements. There has been investment in the retail sectors in Tuam.
“We will also see a transformation in educational facilities in Tuam over the next few years with a new 32 Classroom National School together with developments on our amalgamated secondary schools and Archbishop McHale College.
However, he said that there is a need to open up access to the town as all these facilities are located in the town centre.
“With all the future developments it is important that we have land available for housing and industrial development and the inner relief road will do this.
“I have raised the issue of the funding of the inner relief road linking Bishop Street onto the Dublin Road, Athenry Road and out onto the Galway Road with the Minister for Transport in the Dáil,” he said.
He added that at that stage Galway County Council had not made any application for funding but he understands that the Council are now to prioritise this project for Tuam.
“The construction of this road will also facilitate walking and cycling routes to further enhance active travel in the town,” Dep Canney added.