Roscommon County Council has been allocated €17,778,347 by the government for improvements to Regional and Local Roads as part of a national allocation, according to Roscommon-Galway election candidate, Councillor Aisling Dolan.
Nationally, Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Shane Ross TD, has announced details of a €525 million investment programme for 2020 for regional and local roads.
Minister Ross said: “Roads funding will increase by over 8% this year. The funding package will allow approximately 2,700kms of roads to be maintained and 2,300kms to be strengthened. Well maintained roads are crucial to road safety, to saving lives and to minimizing road collisions. Road fatalities and injuries can be cut drastically by smart investment in better roads.”
€250,000 of the allocation will be spent on the R362 Bealamulla Road Re-alignment scheme while a further €60,000 will be spent on rehabilitation works at Ardass Bridge, Termon. The R446 Kilgarve/Glentane Stage 1 project will also receive €30,000.
Councillor Dolan says, “I welcome the allocation of funding to Roscommon County Council today to upgrade and improve regional and local roads in the area. Road safety is of paramount concern and today’s allocation means local authorities such as Roscommon County Council can progress these schemes making roads and bridges safer for all road users.”
It’s important to ensure that we have a voice in government at the Cabinet table to ensure that Roscommon gets its fair share of the monies being allocated.”