Galway has been allocated almost €950,000 under the 2018 Local Improvement Scheme which was launched today by Michael Ring TD.
Galway West TD Sean Kyne said: “I’m delighted to confirm the allocation of €942,000 for Galway County Council as part of the Local Improvement Scheme.”
The Scheme provides investment in roads that are used by the public to access homes, farms, businesses or amenities but are not in public ownership.
“At the Department we have worked to maximise the amount of funding available for the Scheme on a national basis and I’m pleased to be able to confirm that Galway has received the second highest allocation in the country. My Department will provide up to 90% of the funding to local authorities for the improvements with local residents providing the remainder.
“Of particular benefit is the early provision of the LIS funding for this year. This enables the local authorities, including Galway County Council, to incorporate Local Improvement Scheme projects into their own road improvement programmes increasing the efficiency of the works and maximising the value of the allocation, said the Fine Gael TD.