Community organisations and groups should be aware that applications to Galway County Council under the Community Involvement in Roadworks Scheme are now open, Galway East TD and Minister for Rural Affairs Seán Canney has said.
The scheme is designed to support residents and local groups who are interested in assisting the County Council in carrying out improvement works on local public roads.
Minister Canney said: “This is a very useful scheme and I would urge all community organisations to consider this opportunity.
“Improvement works to be carried out under this scheme must be on public roads and/or road margins and may include setback of boundaries to improve sight distance or to provide passing areas.”
Local residents may contribute by way of a financial contribution or by dedicating land as follows:
– Where the local community contribution is monetary only, a minimum contribution rate of 15% of the cost of the works will apply;
– Where the local community contribution is dedicating land, a minimum value of 30% of the cost of the scheme will apply;
– Where the local community contribution is a combination of monetary contribution and dedicating land, then the combined contribution must amount to a minimum of 30% of the value of the works.
Eligible works include drainage, pavements, footpaths and general works such as verges, banks, field entrances and setting back boundaries to improve visibility at junctions and narrow road sections.
Application forms and further details are available from the Roads & Transportation Unit, Áras an Chontae, Prospect Hill, Galway; from the following Council Offices: Athenry, Gort, Loughrea, Ballinasloe, Tuam, Clifden and An Cheathrú Rua or on Galway County Council’s website
Closing date for receipt of completed application forms is 4pm on Friday September 6 2019.

For more information, contact Minister Canney on 086-2513639
June 19 2019