Welcome funding of €345,000 for Galway East to help road network become more climate resilient
I welcome the announcement by the Department of Transport for funding for work of essential flooding relief works around Galway East.
The areas to benefit are Cloonaghlasha, Balroebuckbeg, South Galway, Carheenlea, Menlough Village, Ballynakill, Earls Park /Grange Road, Gorteen Cross, Killaclougher, Newcastle Kilkerrin, Kilbeg Monivea with funding totalling €345,000.
“Flooding on these roads are a torment during wintertime and I commend Galway County Council Engineering officials in submitting these applications which are successful. When complete these works will ensure roads remain passable during flood events and keep roads safe for motorist”.
The types of projects approved for funding include schemes aimed at alleviating flooding to roads, bridge strengthening and repairs, embankment stability measures to protect the road and prevent slippage, altering the level of the road to mitigate flooding and reduce road closure frequency, road edge protection measures and the replacement/repair of seawalls or retaining walls which support regional and local roads.