Over €250,000 in funding for Louth roads
Some €250,000 in funding has been secured for Local Improvement Schemes in Louth, a Fine Gael TD has said.
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.
Deputy Peter Fitzpatrick said: “I am delighted that €250,000 in funding has been secured for Local Improvement Schemes here in Louth, servicing over 821 km of our rural roads.
“We in Fine Gael know just how the important of the Local Improvement Scheme for people who live in rural Ireland.
“These roads provide vital access to homes and farms as well as amenities such as lakes, rivers or the sea.
“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,” Deputy Peter Fitzpatrick said.