An additional €703,912 has been allocated to Galway County Council under the Local Improvement Scheme (LIS).
The allocation announced today will allow another batch of roads to be upgraded across the county.
Speaking today, Minister Heather Humphreys said that she was delighted to secure a further €10.5 million for the Scheme which doubles the investment under the scheme this year to €21 million.
“This additional funding demonstrates my commitment to improving connectivity for rural residents – whether it be access to homes, farms or outdoor amenities,” said the Minister.
Galway Senator Seán Kyne welcomed the allocation and said that the LIS allows non-council roads to be upgraded, which are often used by farmers and those accessing local amenities.
Under LIS, local authorities are responsible for identifying and prioritising roads for improvement works under the scheme, in consultation with residents or landowners. The works must be completed before the end of the year.