Regional and local roads in County Roscommon are set to be improved as a result of a much-needed funding boost, a Fine Gael Senator Aisling Dolan has said.
Senator Aisling Dolan outlined that funding of €21 million has been allocated to Roscommon County Council under the roads budget.
A budget of €626 million will be invested in local regional and local roads around the country this year with an increase of €20m for road pavement and rehabilitation works. The funding package will allow approximately 3,100kms of regional and local roads to be maintained and 2,550kms to be strengthened,” Senator Dolan said.
A number of projects have been funded under the Climate Change Adaptation fund including €120,000 for Taughmaconnell and €140,000 for Clooncoran near Ballygill. €50,000 for road outside Moore church and €100,000 for the road from Strokestown to Four Mile House.
The old Dublin to Galway road between Athlone and Ballinasloe is extremely busy and €460,000 is being allocated for improvements”
The safety fund gives funding of €30,000 for projects such as making junctions and roads safer for all road users. The Shannonbridge road to Ballinasloe will see works at Clooneish, this is a dangerous road with dips due to the bog. Projects are also funded including Bealnamullia, Elphin and Frenchpark”
Funds have been allocated for the community involvement scheme (CIS) as well as the bridge rehabilitation works. Other features of this year’s investment programme include road pavement strengthening works, drainage works and preventative surface dressing work
Our roads team in each Council municipal district works with the local community to improve safety across the county. This can make such a difference in terms of safety across the county.