14 Feb €37m allocated for regional and local Mayo roads
Mayo Deputy Alan Dillon has welcomed the announcement that €37,244,840 has been allocated for regional and local roads in Mayo.
A total of €626 million has been announced under the investment programme nationally for 2023 for regional and local roads.
This represents an increase in funding of €20m for road pavement and rehabilitation works. The funding package will allow approximately 3,100kms of regional and local roads to be maintained and 2,550kms to be strengthened.
Deputy Dillon said the breakdown of the allocation in Mayo includes:
- Restoration Improvement – €19,534,500
- Restoration Maintenance – €2,852,000
- Supplementary Restoration Maintenance – €2,241,000
- Discretionary Grant – €5,407,500
- Bridge Rehabilitation – €759,350
- Specific Improvement Grant – €1,200,000
- Strategic Regional and Local Roads – €1,050,000
- Safety Improvement Works – €696,350
- PSCI: Survey Support – €47,000
- Training Grant – €128,000
- Drainage Works – €1,334,500
- Climate Change Adaption and Resilience Works – €1,093,740
- Community Involvement Scheme- €900,900
This allocation will be used for the restoration improvement and maintenance of roads, supplementary restoration maintenance, discretionary grants, bridge rehabilitation, specific improvement grants, strategic regional and local roads, safety improvement works, PSCI: survey support, training grants, drainage works, climate change adaption and resilience works along with the Community Involvement Scheme.
Deputy Dillon said: “Our main priority in 2023 continues to be the protection and renewal of the existing regional and local road network because that is the one thing you don’t curtail. It makes more sense to protect and repair our roads quickly rather than letting them fall into more expensive disrepair.
We are providing funding for a range of schemes from larger strategic road improvements to smaller scale road improvements and critical bridge rehabilitation works. An important part of this allocation is the climate change adaptation grant which was introduced for works on roads at risk due to the impact of climate change and severe weather events.”
Deputy Dillon added: “This funding will result in road improvements in every part of the county and funding for projects in all Municipal Districts in the county is included in this allocation.”
These grants supplement local authorities’ own resources expenditure on regional and local road projects and does not represent the total investment in regional and local roads for this year.