€411,000 in funding for Limerick roads under Local Improvement Scheme – O’Donovan

Added February 27th, 2018

Limerick TD and Minister of State for Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform, Patrick O’Donovan has welcome the €411,000 in funding has been secured for Local Improvement Schemes in Limerick.

Minister Michael Ring, Minister for Rural and Community Development, has approved over €10 million in funding for Local Authorities under the Local Improvement Scheme (LIS) to support the improvement of non-public rural roads.

The funding will allow for the repair and improvement of small roads and laneways leading to local people’s homes and businesses that are not under the normal maintenance of the Local Authorities.

“I am delighted that €411,000 in funding has been secured for Local Improvement Schemes here in County Limerick. I have been in constant communication with Minister Ring and my Ministerial colleagues on the importance of the Local Improvement Scheme for people who live in rural Limerick. For people who live in rural areas, road connectivity is hugely important. These roads provide vital access to homes and farms.

“The Department of Rural and Community Development will provide up to 90% of the funding through the Local Authorities, with the remaining contribution coming from local residents, or Local Authorities in the case of roads leading to public amenities.

“Local Authorities will be be informed of allocation today and will be asked to revert with details of their improvement projects to the Department of Rural and Community Development by the 23rd of March”

 

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