Mayo has been allocated €1,530,745 for regional and local roads under the Climate Adaption and Resilience Works programme, with funding provided for 39 projects in Mayo.
The types of projects approved for funding include schemes aimed at alleviating flooding to roads, 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 sea walls or retaining walls which support regional and local roads.
Welcoming the funding, Deputy Alan Dillon said: "A total of 38 road projects around Mayo have received funding to help make them more climate-resilient and should hopefully reduce the impact of weather-related damage in future.
"The largest project will be the replacement and repair of the sea wall in Belmullet, which has received a specific improvement grant of €400,000. There has been a demand for the sea wall project to commence for some time and it is great to see funding being put in place.
“Three road projects in Crossmolina have been allocated over €246,000 for flood-relief-related works and it is great this level of investment is taking place after the visit by OPW Minister, Patrick O’Donovan TD, earlier this week. I look forward to the over €1.5 million of roads funding being put to good use as quickly as possible and making sure our road network in Mayo is improved before the winter months."
Also welcoming the announcement was his party and constituency colleague, Deputy Michael Ring, who said: "I am pleased that this funding is being allocated as severe weather events can present major challenges to roads users and to the road infrastructure. This funding will help Mayo County Council ensure that our roads are safer for all road users."