TII confirms increase in roads funding for NW counties

Roads allocations for maintenance and improvement works for next year for Sligo, Leitrim and Donegal County Councils have all increased.

Transport Infrastructure Ireland has confirmed allocations of over €40m for county Donegal, over €17m for Sligo and nearly €4m for Leitrim.

The allocations from Transport Infrastructure Ireland are for the maintenance and improvement of national and secondary roads in each county.

They come ahead of another round of funding which comes from the Department of Transport in January for local and regional roads.

All of the allocations for the roads for this region have increased.

Sligo County Council alone has received an €8m increase on last year.

€3m of this will go towards moving the new N4 bypass between Collooney and Castlebaldwin project to tender stage.

But the major increase in funding in Sligo will go towards improving the road surface on the N59 in west Sligo at Rathglass, Owenbeg and Ballisodare.

There is also funding for the N15, N16 and N17.

Independent Alliance Councillor in Sligo Marie Casserly says the money is welcome: