Fine Gael TD for Galway West & Mayo South

Funding of €18.15 million for Galway’s National Roads in 2016


2016 allocation brings to almost €194 million the allocation for Galway’s National Roads since 2011

€18.158 million in funding has been allocated by the Transport Infrastructure Ireland (formerly National Roads Authority) for Galway’s National Roads in 2016.

The 2016 allocation brings to almost €194 million the total funding allocated by the Fine Gael-led Government to Galway’s national roads in the last five years.

For 2016, funding of €17.68 million is being allocated to Galway County Council while the City Council is being allocated €471,260. The disparity in figures reflects the much greater national road network in the county area.

  • Among the major projects receiving funding is €2.5 million for the Galway City Bypass – an allocation which will help further progress and reflects the Government’s commitment to the project.
  • In Connemara there are allocations of €1.5 million and €2 million respectively for the Clifden to Oughterard N59 and the Moycullen Bypass.
  • There is a further €1 million for the Bunnakill to Claremount section of the N59 as well as a further €600,000 as part of the N59 Re-Alignment Project at Moycullen.
  • To the east of the City €2.6 million is being made available for projects associated with the new Gort to Tuam N17/18 Motorway. This includes allocations of €100,000 and €400,000 respectively for traffic calming at Claregalway and Clarinbridge.
  • A further €1.3 million is being provided for the Luminagh Re-Alignment Scheme on the N84 which will greatly improve road safety on this section of the main Headford Road.
  • In the City, the €471,260 allocation is being directed towards road maintenance, including winter maintenance, and lighting, and also specific works on Bothar na dTreabh, one of the main access routes into the City.