Funding of €411k allocated to upgrade Limerick roads under Local Improvement Scheme

David Hurley

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Funding of €411k allocated to upgrade Limerick roads under Local Improvement Scheme

Just over €411,000 has been allocated to upgrade nine private roads in Limerick

The Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring, has confirmed that €411,388 has been allocated for the upgrade of nine private roads in County Limerick.

An allocation of €10m for the Local Improvement Scheme (LIS) was confirmed earlier this year with councils across the country being invited to submit applications for funding to the department.

The Local Improvement Scheme is about improving small roads and laneways in rural Ireland which are not under the normal maintenance of the Local Authorities.

“This scheme is a lifeline for people living in rural areas because it directly improves their access to and from their homes and farms. Many people living and working in rural areas use these roads every time they enter or leave their home or farm, so the condition of their access road really impacts on them. Investing in the improvement of these roads really makes a positive impact on people’s quality of life in rural areas,” said Minister Ring.

The roads in Limerick which have been included in the scheme are:

Fox, Ballynagally, Old Pallas (1.5km) €23,288

Dunganville, Ardagh (900m) €56,635

Knocknascrow, Kilbehenny (2km) €62,100

Loughananna, Kilbehenny (400m) €31,050

Knocknadiha, Tournafulla (230m) €3,150

Ballinahinch, Knocklong (1km) €20,700

Toorendonnell, Athea (530m) €41,621

Knockfenora, Bruree (950m) €90,045

Knocknadiha, Tournafulla  (1.3km) €82,800