31st January 2018 – Senator Martin Conway
Some 28 private roads were selected for upgrades under the Local Improvement Scheme in Clare in 2017, a Fine Gael Senator has said.
A total of €866,774.15 was allocated for road improvements such as resurfacing here in Clare last year, as part of a €17 million national fund for the scheme.
And Senator Martin Conway has confirmed another round of LIS funding will be paid in the first half of this year.
Senator Conway said: “In last year’s LIS scheme 28 private roads in Clare were designated for improvements.
“I am delighted that my Fine Gael colleague Minister Ring has confirmed to me that another round of the LIS will take place in the first half of this year.
“The LIS scheme was re-introduced last year after a gap of eight years since the last round of funding, and has made a huge difference to local communities here in Clare.
“Many lanes and boreens which link private homes and farms are not on the public roads network and are therefore not maintained by the local authority, so this scheme really supports people living and working in rural areas.
“There is still work to be done on many private roads in Clare so I am delighted to see that another LIS Scheme will take place this year.
“Fine Gael in Government will continue to invest in infrastructure to support local communities and build a sustainable future for rural Ireland.”