Cllr welcomes €950,000 funding for rural roads and laneways in Galway

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

Rural roads and laneways in Galway will receive funding of over €954,000 to improve accessibility under the Local Improvement Scheme (LIS).

A total of €250,000 was allocated to the islands in an announcement by Minister Heather Humphreys this morning.

Galway County Councillor Andrew Reddington welcomed the funding of €12.4 million for roads and lanes across the country under the LIS.

The scheme aims to help communities improve non-public roads and lanes that are not typically maintained by local authorities.

“This landmark fund is the first of its kind, the first time we’ve seen time dedicated funding for island communities,” said Cllr Reddington.

“Our homes, farms, and local amenities here in Galway will reap the benefits of this investment.”

The councillor said that the allocation will do a lot to work on the many private roads which are currently on long lists, and he said that he will call on Minister Humphreys to allocate a second tranche at the end of 2023.