Local TD, Denis Naughten has confirmed a €15.9m investment programme for 2019 for regional and local roads throughout County Roscommon.
This funding is a 16% increase on 2018, which includes funding for restoration and improvements works on roads across County Roscommon as well as €300,000 for bridge rehabilitation works and €285,000 for safety improvement works, allocated by Shane Ross TD, Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport.
“The main priority in allocating this funding to Roscommon County Council has been to maintain the road surface and improve safety of the road network,” explained Denis Naughten.
Among the bridges that will benefit from rehabilitation works are the locations: Ardass, Castlerea; Leamore, Ballymoe; Clooncoran, Ballinasloe; Carrowbehy, Castlerea and Garrynagowna, Athlone.
Meanwhile the following areas are to benefit from safety improvement works: Cloonfad Junction, Oldtown; bend at Ballymartin, Roscommon; junction at Carrownamorheeny, Elphin; Gortnasillagh, Kilmurray; road beside Elphin cemetery; widen section of road at Hillsend/Cloonburren, Oldtown; Sheegeeragh, Tulsk; Ballyroddy, Elphin; Grranlahan, Ballinlough, bend at Gorteencloogh, Athleague; Garryglass, Scramoge; and the footpath at Station Road, Cortober.
“This increase in funding means that since 2016, funding for local and regional roads in County Roscommon has gone up by one third from €11m in 2016 to nearly €16m in 2019,” added Denis Naughten.
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