Local Minister Denis Naughten has confirmed an allocation of €370,290 to repair 56 small, but vitally important private/non-public roads throughout Roscommon. The funding has been allocated by the Government under the Local Improvement Scheme.
Among the allocations are non-public roads in Grallagh, Fairymount (€13,403), Clooneyquin (€13,973), Curry, Ballymurray (€13,662), Cagglestack (€13,662) and Corrigeenroe, Boyle (€12,420) as well as a series of other roads throughout the county.
“Roscommon & Galway will see a combined allocation of over €1.3 million under this scheme, which will significantly impact on road conditions and accessibility for drivers, homeowners and businesses. Some local roads are in deplorable conditions following bad weather and under investment but increased funding for non-public roads and general roads since the formation of this Government will mean heavily used shared laneways and access roads that connect homes, farms and businesses to the public road network will be repaired, improved and upgraded,” stated Minister Naughten.
“This allocation builds on the €1.8 million for repair works to non-public rural lanes, small local roads and access roads in 2017 under the Local Improvement Scheme,” added Minister Naughten.
“Roscommon-Galway has received a significant share of the nationwide funding allocated for repairs to private/non-public roads. I raised this important issue on entering Government and looked for the reintroduction of the Local Improvement Scheme (LIS). These roads are heavily used as they give access to homes, farmyards, agricultural land and business premises as well as amenities such as lakes and rivers.
“The upgrading work will start immediately and this will have a significant practical impact on the ground for people across Roscommon-Galway,” concluded Minister Naughten.