€31.69 million has been allocated for Galway’s regional and local roads for 2019. The investment includes €28.83 million for Galway County Council and €2.86 million for Galway City Council.
This investment will help drive improvements to Galway’s road network across the city and county. The allocation will fund maintenance, including re-surfacing and restoration, of local and regional roads. Of particular note is the €300,000 for the Derrartha road in Connemara which will ensure badly-needed improvements to this heavily-used road.
Further investment of €415,000 will fund rehabilitation works to bridges at eight locations in the county. A further €1,000,000 has been allocated for the maintenance and upkeep of roads that were formerly national roads such as the old N17/N18 roads.
With investment of over €2.86 million for the city projects to benefit include €306,000 for works on the city’s main bridges as well as €274,000 for safety improvement works to roads in Menlo, Taylor’s Hill, Rahoon, Bushy Park and Knocknacarra, among other areas.
Discretionary funding of €5.6 million and €834,500 has been provided to County and City Councils respectively which will be allocated by the local authorities accordingly to carry out improvements to roads on a targeted basis.
The total grant allocation nationally this year is €483.4 million, an increase of about 16% which will enable approximately 2,400kms of regional and local roads to be maintained and 2,150kms to be strengthened this year.