Fine Gael TD and Election Candidate for Galway West, Seán Kyne has welcomed the granting of over €6 million in extra funding for Galway’s roads.
The funding has been allocated under the Severe Weather Allocation Fund to help Galway’s City and County Council carry out repairs arising from the winter storms.
The additional funding brings to almost €45 million for Galway’s road network this year – €20.8 million for local and regional roads, €18.1 million for Galway’s national roads, and €6 million from the Severe Weather Fund.
Commented Deputy Kyne: “The winter storms which have hit Galway have taken a toll on Galway’s road network. I have been working with Minister for Transport, Paschal Donohoe to secure additional funding for the necessary repairs to Galway’s local and secondary roads, including bridges.
“The total fund is worth €106 million nationally with a combination of funding for local, regional and national roads as well as funding for the rail network.
“It is thanks to our recovering economy that we can make such investments in our road network and other infrastructure. Investment like this is good for our tourism industry and local businesses as well as local people who use the road network on a daily basis.
“Fine Gael has a long term economic plan designed to keep the recovery going which will ensure we can continue to make these kinds of investments.”