€1.1m set aside for Athenry Ring Road-
Minister for Disability and Fianna Fáil TD for Galway East, Anne Rabbitte, has welcomed the allocation of €39,329,263 million for 2023 for regional and local roads under Galway County Council.
This represents an increase in funding of €2m from last year and will see a program of works including restoration improvement and maintenance, drainage works, cycle signs, speed limit signage, community involvement and bridge rehabilitation, as well as €1.1 million for sections 3 and 5 of the Athenry Ring Road.
The allocation is part of a wider €626 million investment programme announced by the Department of Transport today, Tuesday.
Minister Rabbitte commented:
It’s great to see an investment of over €39 million for regional and local roads for Galway County Council for 2023.
Government is providing funding for a range of schemes from larger strategic road improvements to smaller scale road improvements and critical bridge rehabilitation works.
and she continued:
It’s this type of works that help people see real change in their localities and the works done can really impact people’s communities day to day.
Our main priority in 2023 continues to be the protection and renewal of the existing regional and local road network because that is the one thing you don’t curtail.
It makes more sense to protect and repair our roads quickly rather than letting them fall into more expensive disrepair.
and she continued
I’m particularly happy to see €1.1 million set aside for advancing the Athenry Relief Road, with a focus on Section 3 and Section 5, so I’m hoping we will see some further development of the road over the coming year, which would be a major boost to the town.
This funding is allocated to a broad variety of road maintenance and improvement aspects, including road safety schemes that target remedial measures to improve road safety for vulnerable road users and vehicular traffic.
This funding also includes provision to continue on a signage programme which includes signage to support lower speed limits in housing areas, rural speed limit signage and a “safe passing” cycle sign.
concluded Minister Rabbitte.