Fine Gael TD for Galway West & Mayo South

Galway Receives Highest National Road Allocation in Country

Galway has received the highest allocation of funding for national road projects in the country.

Galway City Council is to receive a total allocation of €643,452 while Galway County Council will receive an allocation of €23,066,405.

Among the projects to be funded in 2014 are:

  • N6 Bothar na dTreabh Improvement  – €250,000
  • Galway City By-Pass – €2,000,000
  • Clifden to Oughterard – €1,000,000
  • Moycullen Bypass – €2,900,000
  • Galway/Ballinasloe (bypasses Ballinasloe Loughrea & Oranmore) – €1,000,000
  • Gort to Tuam Motorway – €3,250,000
  • Gort to Tuam Residual Network Works – €4,100,000
  • Galway Bridge Rehabilitations – €400,000
  • Letterfrack Pavement Repair and Rehabilitation – €450,000

The funding for these prjoects is very welcome and demonstrates the commitment of the Government and the National Roads Authority to a number of projects within the County in 2014.

In particular the  €2 million towards the Galway City Outer Bypass underscores the continued commitment to this vital project for the City and Connemara. The N59 – Moycullen Bypass funding will provide towards land purchase for the bypass and the online section to Galway.

Meanwhile, the funding for the N17/18 Gort to Tuam motorway will enable construction to begin early in the New Year on this vital project which will link with the M6 and greatly improve access in the West.

Funding for the Clifden to Oughterard scheme and the Letterfrack pavement repair and rehabilitation is very welcome for West Connemara.

Aside from the benefits that the improved road network will bring, the funding will also result in very welcome employment opportunities for the construction sector.