Minister of State for Tourism and Sport in the Department of Transport Michael Ring has welcomed the news that almost €17 million will be spent on national roads in Mayo next year. Minister Ring said: “Significant amounts of money have been allocated to different roads in County Mayo. I welcome this funding. The N5 Westport to Turlough road has been allocated €800,000. The N59 Westport to Mulranny has been allocated €3.5 million. This considerable level of funding is to be warmly welcomed for works which are urgently required on those roads”
The allocation of €3.5 million for the N59 between Westport and Mulranny has been particularly welcomed by Minister Ring who said: “This funding will improve the condition of this road. It is greatly needed and greatly welcomed by all the people who use the N59 Westport to Mulranny. I am delighted that the importance of the N59 Mulranny to Westport road has been acknowledged and that such a substantial amount of funding has been allocated to it.”
Other projects to see major investment next year will the N59 from Mulranny to Bangor South which will see in excess of €2 million put into three different stretches of road. €650,000 for the pavement rehabilitation from Mulranny to Bellaveeny, €600,000 for pavement repair and overlay at Bangor South, and €800,000 for improvements on the N59 at Mulranny. Almost €1.5 million will be spent in the Westport area with three schemes having major allocations, €400,000 for pavement repair and overlay in Westport, €600,000 for the N59 Phase 2 project, €400,000 for the N59 Westport Phase 3 project. Other projects which will receive funding include €500,000 for pavement and minor works at Carrowkennedy, Westport, and €110,000 for works at Roscarrow bends, Kilmeena.