Finneran welcomes €18m allocation

Seven projects around Co. Roscommon each received substantial funding under the specific improvement grants announced recently. These are €400,000 for the R293 at Crunaun, €400,000 for the R357 at Carrowreagh, €300,000 for the R366 Roscommon to Creggs at Ballybride bridge, €350,000 for the R367 at Knockalaghta, €400,000 for the R368 at Cregga, and a similar sum for the R368 at Killukin, and €350,000 for the R371 at Roosky Bridge. Over €18 million was allocated for regional and local roads in County Roscommon, a fact welcomed this week by Deputy Michael Finneran. ‘This allocation of over €18 million shows the commitment by this Fianna Fáil-led Government to improving local roads in County Roscommon, which is of vital importance to the community.’  €1,236,00 is to be spent on the discretionary maintenance grant, €3,553,000 on the restoration maintenance grant, €1,045,000 on the discretionary improvement grant and €8,375,000 on the restoration improvement grant.  Six projects have been agreed for low cost safety improvement grants. These are L1608 at Carraghs West, Castlerea €20,000, L1806/L1807 at Cartron, Roscommon €70,000, R361/L1224 at Cloonsheever, Ballaghaderreen €80,000, R284/L1011 at Derreenargan, Boyle €60,000, L361/L1213 Breedogue, Ballaghaderreen €70,000, R285/R284 Keadue West €50,000. €561,000 is to be spent on specified roads adjacent to the River Shannon and €250,000 has been allocated for signposting on regional roads. €44,000 has been allocated for footpath provision and repair at Upper Marian Road and Hanley Avenue in Boyle. €46,200 is allocated for regional and local roads training programmes and €285,000 is allocated for local improvement schemes in the county.