Local Minister Denis Naughten has confirmed a €13.7m investment programme for 2018 for regional and local roads in County Roscommon.
This includes funding for restoration and improvements works as well as €290,000 for bridge rehabilitation works and €282,000 for safety improvement works, allocated by the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport.
“The main priority in allocating this funding to Roscommon County Council has been the maintenance and safety of the road network,” explained Minister Naughten.
Among the bridges that will benefit from rehabilitation works are the locations: Cloonneenbaun West, Emlaghnagree, Cloonagh, Emlagh Beg, Rathmore, Ardass and Castlestrange.
Meanwhile the following areas are to benefit from safety improvement works: Cloonmore, Whitehall; Lisheen; Corbally West, Elphin; Ballykilcline, Rooskey; crash barrier north of Hillstreet village; Dysart village; Lissacurkia; Cloonlumney; local primary road between Garranlahan and Cloonfad; Killenboy; Cloonsellan; Cartron; Lacken Cross, Rahara; local road between Castlerea and Ballintubber; Ballintubber village and Cuilleenolagh, Dysart.
“This funding comes on top of funding announced by Transport Infrastructure Ireland earlier this month with the news it is to invest €13.3m in national road improvements and maintenance throughout County Roscommon in 2018,” added Minister Naughten.