Fianna Fáil TD for Galway West, Éamon Ó'Cuív, has welcomed €42,505,803 for regional and local roads across the county. This is part of a significant investment programme aimed at supporting communities, rural businesses, and connectivity in 2023 through the restoration and improvement of regional and local roads.
Deputy Ó'Cuív said, "This investment will allow us to repair, strengthen and maintain our roads across the region, ensuring they are fit for purpose. We are dedicating resources towards initiatives such as road repair, bridge rehabilitation, road safety measures, community engagement, drainage improvements, and climate change adaptation.
“Maintaining and improving our road network is crucial to sustaining and developing our local economies across rural Ireland. These roads are imperative for children getting to school and people getting to work safely.''
The regional and local roads program is crucial for the economy and communities in Ireland. With 94,000 kilometres of regional and local roads, making up 94% of the country's roads, it is important to maintain and improve these roads for the safety and well-being of the public. These roads carry about 55% of all the traffic and for many local businesses, these roads are the only access to their customers.
Deputy Ó'Cuív emphasised the importance of this investment for rural regeneration and added, "A key priority for Fianna Fáil in Government continues to be the protection and renewal of the existing regional and local road network. Maintaining our local roads is not just vital for good connectivity, it is also important for continuing and improved road safety for all road users.
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