Some €19.1 million has been allocated for the maintenance and renewal of the road network in Co. Roscommon a Fine Gael Senator has said.
Senator Dolan said: “This funding will cover routine maintenance to safeguard our infrastructure, ensure that our roads are resilient against the deteriorating effects of climate change and also contains provisions for walking and cycling infrastructure and safety schemes.
Funding for some major Roscommon projects include bridge rehabilitation works, dafet improvement schemes and
· €300,000 for the old Dublin- Galway road from Athlone to Ballinasloe R446. To demarcate the hard shoulder with reflective knockdown bollards allowing safer conditions for pedestrian and cyclists
· €75,000 for bridge rehabilitation at Mount Dillon in Curraghroe
· €80,000 for bridge rehabilitation split between Moore South and Dooghan, Ballydangan
Senator Dolan continued: “Maintaining our regional and local road network in Roscommon is not only important for connectivity, but crucial to ensuring safety on our roads, reducing road collisions and protecting lives.
“Funding for the roll out of a signage programme relating to lower speed limits in housing areas as well as ‘safe passing’ signs for cyclists will also be provided for as part of today’s allocations.
“Routine maintenance works are fundamental to safeguarding our road infrastructure and keeping the network in a good condition
“All strategic road improvement investment schemes will include provisions for walking and cycling infrastructure to take account of the needs of all road users, including cyclists and pedestrians.
“I commend my colleagues Minister Eamon Ryan and Minister of State Hildegarde Naughton for this critically important investment. I know it will make a huge difference to our road network in Roscommon.