Galway County Council has been allocated €33.8 million for regional and local roads for 2020, including €1.2 million for the Athenry Relief Road.
This is a very significant investment in the county’s roads infrastructure.
Some €26 million will be spent on restoration, improvement and maintenance of our roads with another €1.4 million allocated to drainage works and nearly €1 million for Community Involvement Schemes. The total figure represents a €5 million increase on the allocation for 2019.
The Athenry Relief Road is a major infrastructural project and I am delighted at the grant. Another €50,000 has also been allocated to Athenry for the footpath on the L3103 school road.
Another key allocation for Galway East is €500,000 for improvement works on the R332 Kilbannon.
Safety improvement allocations include €50,000 for the Galway Road, Tuam, €50,000 for the junction of Georges St, Gort with the Loughrea Road, €30,000 for the R348 in Kiltullagh village, €10,000 for the junction of the R380 Loughrea to Gort road with the L8529 Ballynabucky and €105,000 for driver feedback signs at various places including Headford, Belclare, Laurencetown and Castleblakeney.
Bridge Rehabiliation Works grants include €55,000 for the L61603 Derreen, Abbeyknockmoy, €50,000 for the L82652 Ballingarry, Kilchreest, €50,000 for the L74011 Lisgub East, Ballymacward, €60,000 for the L85144 Derreen Footbridge, Gort and €75,000 for the R328 Richmond, Clonbern.