Roscommon is set to share in the €298m National Investment Programme in regional and local roads announced by Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Pascal Donohoe.
Roscommon will receive over €11m of the funds with the Float Bridge in Ballaghaderreen being allocated €57,000.
Speaking at the announcement, Minister Donohoe said: ‘I am announcing the 2016 general grant allocations for regional and local roads which will allow Local Authorities to plan ahead and decide their annual work programmes. In recognition of the recent flood and storm damage to regional and local roads, I will make an announcement shortly in respect of funding to help Local Authorities deal with those repairs’.
The Minister added that the priority in 2016 continues to be the maintenance of our existing road network and that the allocations for the key road maintenance and strengthening programmes for the Local Authorities are on a par with last year. The funding package will allow approximately 2,000 kilometres of regional and local roads to be maintained and close to 2,000 kilometres strengthened this year.