Local TDand Cathaoirleach of the Dáil Rural Development Committee, Denis Naughten, has confirmed an allocation of €1.25m to repair approximately 180 small but important private/non-public roads throughout County Roscommon & Galway. The funding has been allocated by the Government under the Local Improvement Scheme.
“Roscommon is set to receive €375,000 and Galway has been allocated €877,00 under this scheme, which will significantly impact on road conditions and accessibility for drivers, homeowners and businesses,” said Denis Naughten. “While some local roads are in a poor condition, following my intervention in the last Government to address this under investment we are now seeing increased funding for non-public roads and general roads being provided.
“This investment means heavily used shared laneways and access roads that connect homes, farms and businesses to the public road network will be repaired, improved and upgraded.
“Roscommon-Galway has received a significant share of the nationwide funding allocated for repairs to private/non-public roads since I helped secure the reintroduction of the Local Improvement Scheme (LIS) during the last Government. 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 Denis Naughten.