Leitrim County Council has been allocated over €6.6 million in regional and local roads allocation funding from the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport.
The money has been set aside to fund various improvement and maintenance works throughout the county. This includes €190,000 which will go towards the Tully Easement Scheme, €202,000 which will fund bridge rehabilitation works and €305,000 towards low cost safety improvement works on regional and local roads.
Bridges at Gortconnellan (R299), Gortfadda R202), Gortnarah (R201), Greaghnafarna, (R207) Kinlough (R280) and Leckaun (R278) will benefit.
Money has also been allocated towards the footbridge on Castle Street in Manorhamilton, the junction of R280 and LP3390 in Leitrim Village, the R202 northern approach at Ballinamore, the R208 at Barrick Square in Drumshanbo, the R207 Ballinaglera /Sli Leitroma route, the Mohill to Drumlish road at Beihy and the L7661 at Crowe’s Hill in Drumsna.
€3.3 million will go towards restoration improvements across the county, while €947,984 has been awarded towards restoration maintenance costs. A discretionary grant of €1.5 million has also been allocated.
Welcoming the funding, Deputy Frank Feighan said that even against a backdrop of budgetary pressures, “the priority this year is to strengthen the existing road network for future economic growth.”