15 Feb Dillon welcomes over €36million for Mayo’s regional and local roads
– Funding of €36,033,917 for Mayo County Council targeting regional and local roads;
– Bulk of this major funding sees over €18million allocated to restoration and improvement funding;
– Over €1million for climate change adaptation and resilience works targeting flood damage and protection.
Fine Gael TD for Mayo, Alan Dillon TD, has welcomed confirmation that Mayo will benefit from over €36million in funding for regional and local roads around the county. Minister for Transport, Eamon Ryan TD, today announced details of a €597 million investment programme for 2022 for regional and local roads. Overall funding will increase by over 4% this year. The funding package will allow approximately 3,100kms of roads to be maintained and 2,550kms to be strengthened.
Deputy Dillon outlined: “Of the €36,033,917 allocated to Mayo County Council targeting regional and local roads, the bulk of this major funding sees over €18million allocated to restoration and improvement funding. Other targeted measures include over €1million for climate change adaptation and resilience works targeting flood damage and protection. Over €1.3million is allocated to specific improvement grants with €1million going to the Bunduaile Sea Wall in Belmullet.”
Deputy Dillon continued: “This funding is of particular importance to Mayo as it allows for road improvements to the road network which is not covered by Transport Infrastructure Ireland. This funding will result in road improvements in every part of the county and funding for projects in all Municipal District in the county is included in this allocation.”