Friday, April 27, 2018

Usk private road gets repair funding

A 480-metre stretch of road in Usk will benefit from funding allocated to eight private rural roads in County Kildare, writes Brian Byrne.

The overall funding from the Local Improvement Scheme for Kildare is €249,999, from which €25,920 is being provided for the road in Usk.

Deputy Martin Heydon says the scheme is a 'lifeline' for people living in rural areas because it directly improves their access to and from their homes.

“Investing in the improvement of these roads really makes a positive impact on people’s quality of life in rural areas," he says, noting that many lanes and boreens which link private homes and farms are not on the public road network and so are not maintained by the Local Authorities.

Some 1,100 rural access roads around the country will have been improved last year and through 2018 from €27m allocated under the scheme.