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41 Local Roads in Cork to receive €1m in funding under Local Improvement Scheme 2018

41 Local Roads in Cork to receive €1m in funding under Local Improvement Scheme 2018

Cork County Council has this week received €1m in funding to upgrade 41 local roads under the 2018 Local Improvement Scheme (LIS).

The Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring TD this week published a national list of over 400 private local roads which have been selected for upgrade under the 2018 Local Improvement Scheme (LIS).

Minister Ring allocated €10 million for road improvements to County Councils around the country as part of the 2018 LIS scheme. The lists of roads to be upgraded in the kanturk/Mallow Municipal District are as follows:

Townland/ Description of Location

Length of road (m’s)

Gortnaclogh, Kilcorney (2nd Surface Dressing)

430

Carriganes, Ballydesmond (from junction with L-5087 to house)  2nd Surface Dressing

260

Coomanore North (2nd Surface Dressing)

290

Cahernagh Tullylease (from junction with R579 to end house (2nd Surface Dressing)

400

Kilmaclenine Ballyclough

The road also leads to a dolmen artefact to which there are frequent visitors including school trips (2nd Surface Dressing)

600

Cloughboola beg Millstreet (from junc with L5529 to 2 dwelling houses) (2nd Surface Dressing)

200

Meenskehy, Cullen (2nd Surface Dressing)

590

Dromore South, Dromahane –  Road off the L-5365-0 to end of boreen

260

Meenskehy, Cullen

260

Glounicommane, Freemount

300

Local Fine Gael Councillor John Paul O’ Shea welcomed the funding by saying “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. The 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. 

The Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring TD reintroduced dedicated funding for the LIS in September 2017, after a gap of eight years. The reintroduction of the scheme has already made a huge difference for rural communities around the country. The €10 million which has been allocated to the scheme this year will fund improvements to over 400 roads around the country; 41 of these in County Cork. This funding builds on the €17 million provided by the Department of Rural and Community Development in 2017 and brings to over 1,100 the number of roads which have been supported since last September.

Minister Ring said “I cannot overstate how important local connectivity is in order to enable rural Ireland to function well. The Action Plan for Rural Development prioritises improving rural infrastructure and connectivity, and continuing to support an LIS scheme is just one of the measures we are taking in that regard. 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. The Local Improvement Scheme is therefore a very valuable support for rural families and businesses that use these roads on a daily basis.”