Local TD Denis Naughten has confirmed that a total investment of close to €1m has been secured for footpaths and pedestrian safety measures in Ballinasloe, which will create two new safe walking loops in the town of Ballinasloe.
The funding provided to Roscommon County Council under the active travel fund will complete the work already started last year by Roscommon County Council and Creagh Community Council to construct a footpath and lighting to the Beagh and Ardcarn Roundabouts.
“The completion of these footpaths will provide a safe walking loop from Creagh Church out to the Beagh Roundabout, to the Ardcarn Roundabout and back to the church again, a distance of approximately 3.5km which is fully lit,” confirmed Denis Naughten.
“The funding that has been provided to Galway County Council will allow work to begin on a similar safe walking loop for the Beechlawn and Poolboy areas of the town as well as improving the footpaths on the Kilconnell and Old Galway roads.
“This is a significant investment for Ballinasloe, which supports the local fit town initiative and encourages people to walk to work and school, as well as dramatically improving safety for local residents,” concluded Denis Naughten.
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