Increase of 88% for Galway County on 2014 allocation
Funding for national roads in Galway and Mayo has been substantially increased for 2015. Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Paschal Donohoe informed me of the total allocations for Galway and Mayo of €54.27 million.
The funding allocations are:
- Galway City Council: €711,024
- Galway County Council: €34,456,060
- Mayo County Council: €19,109,576
The allocations for national roads will benefit communities across the Galway and Mayo by providing targeted funding for the network of national roads across both counties.
The funding for Galway County has increased by over 88% from €18.29m in 2014 to €34.45m in 2015. Meanwhile, the funding for Mayo has increased by 12.5% from €16.97m in 2014 to €19.1m in 2015.
Among the projects which will receive funding are:
- €320,000 for the N6 Bothar na dTreabh Improvement
- €2.1 million for the Galway City Bypass
- €4.46 million for Gort to Tuam Motorway and associated works
- €290,000 for the N17 Claregalway Traffic Calming
- €250,000 for the N18 Clarinbridge Traffic Calming
- €1 million for the N59 Clifden to Oughterard
- €3.1 million for the Moycullen Bypass
- €3.83 million for the N59 Improvements at Moycullen
- €4 million for the N59 at Bunnakil to Claremount
- €6 million for N5 Westport to Turlough
- €2 million for the N59 Westport to Mulranny
- €1.69 million for improvements to the N59 at Mulranny
The funding will be used for improvement and maintenance works on the existing network and also towards the progression of a number of projects through the design, planning, land acquisition and construction phases.
The National Roads Authority funding is separate from the funding for the local and regional roads which will be allocated to the City and County Councils in January.