Fine Gael TD for Galway West & Mayo South

€20.8 million for Galway’s Regional and Local Roads in 2016 brings to over €160 million total investment over last five years

The Government has allocated €20.8 million for Galway’s Regional and Local Roads in 2016 bringing to €160 million the amount invested in Galway’s local and regional roads by the Fine Gael-led Government over the past five years.

This further investment in Galway’s roads is very welcome. With an improving economy there are more people at work in Galway which means more traffic on our roads.

In this context this year’s allocation of €18.6 million for Galway County Council Council will help improvements including safety works and bridge works as well as overall maintenance of the road network across the county.

With investment of €2.2 million for the City projects to benefit include over €400,000 for works carried out at Lough Atalia – a key access route to the Port and the City – and €100,000 for works on three of the bridges in the city – William O’Brien Bridge, Salmon Weir Bridge and Wolfe Tone Bridge.

The City Council has also been allocated funding for a number specific safety improvement works on roads in Knocknacarra, Ballybane and Mervue.

The continuation of the flexible approach to the funding is very welcome. Over the last number of years successive Transport Ministers have increased the amount of discretionary funding for City and County Councils meaning funding can be guided by local knowledge of local authorities. For 2016 the County and City Council have been allocated €4.75 million and €675,000.

It is thanks to our recovering economy that we can make these kinds of investments in our road network which is a hugely important. It is good for tourism, increases efficiencies for businesses and benefits the local people who use the roads on a daily basis.

Galway County Council
Restoration Improvement €10,030,462
Restoration Maintenance €2,823,360
Discretionary Grant €4,750,321
Bridge Rehabilitation €410,000
Safety Improvement Works €295,000
Speed Limits €27,750
Training Grant €95,000
Severe Weather Carryover €183,520
Total Allocation €18,615,413
2016 Bridge Rehabilitation Works on Regional and Local Roads
Local Authority Road Number Location LA Allocation
Galway County Council R336 Munterowen(Clifden) €110,000
Galway County Council R358 Cloonahinch 2 €40,000
Galway County Council R356 Ballynakill €50,000
Galway County Council R333 Cohennaheeny Bridge (Br-692) €40,000
Galway County Council R347 Ballinderry (Tuam W) €40,000
Galway County Council R350 Whites (Loughrea) €40,000
Galway County Council L-31071 Graigabbey 2 €50,000
Galway County Council L-4516 Gortacarnaun (Gort) €40,000
Galway County Council Total     €410,000
2016 Safety Improvement Works on Regional and Local Roads
Local Authority Road Number Location LA Allocation
Galway County Council R347 Kilskeagh €35,000
Galway County Council L4214 with L4216 Killeenadeema East/West €25,000
Galway County Council R332 Barnaderg village €20,000
Galway County Council L-1313 Moycullen/Tullykyne Road €35,000
Galway County Council R348 &   LP3412 NUTFIELD CROSS €70,000
Galway County Council LP2119 Gortroe Setback Boundary €25,000
Galway County Council L – 4507 Roo, Tirneevin, Gort €15,000
Galway County Council R364 Kilcornan Kilkerrin Village €10,000
Galway County Council R336/L-5207 Junction of road to airport. €30,000
Galway County Council R339 & LS7229 MENLOUGH COMMONS €30,000
Galway County Council Total €295,000

 

 

 

Galway City Council
Restoration Improvement €896,926
Discretionary Grant €675,034
Bridge Rehabilitation €100,000
Specific Imp. Grants €415,129
Safety Improvement Works €85,000
Speed Limits €74,530
Training Grant €16,000
Total Allocation €2,262,619
2016 Specific Regional and Local Roads
Scheme Name LA Allocation
SG: Lough Italia Bridge €415,129
Galway City Council Total €415,129
2016 Bridge Rehabilitation Works on Regional and Local Roads
Local Authority Road Number Location LA Allocation
Galway City Council LS05099 William O’Brien Bridge €28,000
Galway City Council R863 Salmon Weir Bridge €32,000
Galway City Council R863 Wolfe Tone Bridge & other structures €40,000
Galway City Council Total     €100,000
2016 Safety Improvement Works on Regional and Local Roads
Local Authority Road Number Location LA Allocation
Galway City Council L51516-0 Ballindooley Cross €40,000
Galway City Council R-865-13 Ballybaan Road €9,000
Galway City Council R-337-34 Kingston Road €9,000
Galway City Council R-336-87 Barna Road €9,000
Galway City Council L-5001-0 Clybaun Road €4,500
Galway City Council L-5005-0 Knocknacarra Road €4,500
Galway City Council L-5064-1 Bothar Stiofáin €4,500
Galway City Council L-5032-0 Merview Church €4,500
Galway City Council Total €85,000
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