€350,000 for roads in Roscommon town

Almost €350,000 will be spent on upgrading roads in Roscommon town.

  The state of the roads in the county town area has been a source of concern recently, with many in very poor condition.

  At Monday’s meeting of Roscommon Municipal District, it was decided to carry out improvement works on four stretches, following an announcement of additional funding from the Department of Environment.

  The most significant works will be undertaken in the Castle Street area, where €235,430 will be spent.

  More modest works will be carried out on the road that links the post office to the Civic Headquarters, currently under construction, and on a stretch behind Bank of Ireland. These two projects will cost a total of €86,820.

  Finally, €20,000 will be spent on the Athlone Road, near Foxe’s Bar.

  Cllr. Orla Leyden, of Fianna Fáil, said: “I very much welcome this news because many of the roads and pavements in town are in poor condition.”

  It was also announced that a long-standing problem in Ballyleague will be addressed. This involves an open drain, into which a truck fell. Roscommon County Council will commence works on this in the coming weeks.