Galway County Council has been allocated €33,778,558 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.”
Among the projects that will be funded will be €75,000 for the R328 at Richmond, Clonbern and €30,000 for the LP3404 at Newtown Caltra. The funding will also be used for driver feedback signs in places such as Mountbellew, Ahascragh and Laurencetown.
Councillor Dolan says, “I welcome the allocation of funding to Galway 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 Galway 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 East Galway in particular gets its fair share of the monies being allocated.
Galway County Council is reviewing access to a polling station in Ballinasloe town amid concerns about accessibility. Councillor Aisling Dolan, who is the Fine Gael election candidate for Roscommon – Galway has raised the matter with staff working in the Municipal District offices in Ballinasloe.