Travel & Climate change funding boost

Almost €1.6m has been allocated for Active Travel and Climate Change Adaption measures in Co. Roscommon.

Fine Gael Senator Aisling Dolan has welcomed the funding, which has been made available under the Government’s July Jobs Stimulus Plan and is part of the overall €115 million package for sustainable transport and the renewal of our transport infrastructure.

€250k has been committed for a cycle track/greyway on the N61 Knockcroghery to Lecarrow Road, and €220k to build new footpaths & Toucan crossing at Crannagh, Summerhill close to Drum Community Centre.

Senator Dolan said that €185k has been committed for drainage works in Athleague & Castlecoote, and €140k for works to alter road levels to mitigate flooding in Cloneen, Muckanagh.

Senator Eugene Murphy also welcomed the allocations. He said: “I must compliment the roads section of Roscommon County Council who work tirelessly to resolve issues after severe weather patterns and this funding will help assist with essential repair works and help strengthen road networks”.

€4m for Sligo/Leitrim


Separately, Frank Feighan, Minister for State at the Department for Health, has said that a total of €4 million has been allocated for Active Travel and Climate Change Adaption measures in the Sligo-Leitrim constituency.

€1,049,000 has been made available to Co. Leitrim and €1,043,200 has been made available to Co. Sligo under the active travel allocations scheme.

Minister Frank Feighan has said that the provision of a new cycle track, road pavement, lining, and signage on the route between Lough Key Forest Park, Boyle, and Carrick-on-Shannon will prove to be a game-changer in efforts to encourage activity tourists to access the location. The project was awarded €50,000 under the government’s Active Travel Measures Scheme 2020.