Almost €1m allocated to rural roads and laneways in Galway

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Galway daily news Galway receives over €850,000 for local access roads maintenance

Funding of €958,831 has been announced for repairs and improvement works on rural roads and laneways in County Galway.

This funding, under the Local Improvement Scheme (LIS), will improve non-public roads and lanes which are not normally maintained by the council.

A total of €11 has been allocated to these roads and lanes across the country.

The funding is an increase of €500,000 on the initial 2021 allocation, with all counties receiving an increase in their allocation.

Over €90 million has now been allocated to local authorities under the LIS since it was re-introduced 2017.

Announcing the allocations today, Minister Heather Humphreys said that local connectivity is vital for rural communities and that Our Rural Future clearly recognises this.

“The Local Improvement Scheme is an important source of funding for small non-public roads and laneways leading to homes and farms or to amenities such as lakes, rivers and beaches,” said Minister Humphreys.

“Since the scheme was reintroduced in 2017, over, 3,000 roads have been funded for repair works. This has made a real difference to the lives of over 13,000 landowners and residents in rural Ireland.

“I acknowledge that strong demand for this funding remains across the country. In some counties, local authorities have significant levels of applications on hand.

“My priority is to continue to fund the works on roads leading to agricultural holdings given their importance for farm families and our agriculture sector.”