€33.725 million has been allocated for Galway’s national roads for 2020. The funding is being provided by the Government through Transport Infrastructure Ireland and represents an extra €5.79 million in funding, a 20% increase on the 2019 figure.
The funding includes €15.39 million for a series of improvement works at several locations along the N59, €2 million for Bothar na dTreabh, one of the City’s busiest routes, €2.6 million for the road between the Coolagh Roundabout to the Tuam Road and funding of over €1.28 million for maintenance works on Galway’s national and secondary routes.
The €15.39 million allocation for the N59 will continue the substantial improvements that are underway on this busy route. The 2020 funding includes allocations of €10 million for the Maam Cross to Bunnakill section, €1.3 million for the widening project at Letterfrack, €1 million each for the Clifden to Oughterard section and the Moycullen Bypass, as well as pavement works near Letterfrack, Gowlan West near Clifden, Moyard and Recess.
The funding will also help improve the condition of the N6 road between the Coolagh Roundabout at the Galway Clinic and the junction with the Tuam Road, one of the busiest routes Galway.
Galway City and County Councils have also been allocated funding for maintenance works including winter maintenance, route lighting and engineering support on various primary routes.
The TII funding also includes an allocation of €400,000 to progress the Galway to Athlone Greenway.
Over the coming months this investment will improve some of the busiest routes in Galway for all road-users and demonstrates the commitment of the Government to improving our transport infrastructure.
The allocation to Galway County Council is available at https://www.tii.ie/tii-library/reports-accounts/tii-allocations-2020/2020NAT_GalwayCoCo.pdf
The allocation to Galway City Council is available at https://www.tii.ie/tii-library/reports-accounts/tii-allocations-2020/2020NAT_GalwayCityCo.pdf