ADDITIONAL €1.05M FOR UPGRADES TO MONAGHAN’S RURAL ROADS AND LANEWAYS IN COUNTY MONAGHAN

6 August 2021 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Development and local TD, Heather Humphreys, has announced a further €1.05 million to improve rural roads and laneways in Co Monaghan. The Local Improvement Scheme allocation adds to a previous LIS subvention to Monaghan Co Council of €270,000 earlier in the year. The total scheme funding of over €1.326 is one of the highest allocations in the country, Minister Humphreys noted.

The LIS is used to supported the continued improvement of non-public roads in rural communities. Demand for the scheme is high in Co Monaghan and there is a considerable waiting list of applications for works under it provisions. Minister Humphreys said the funding would improve access to rural homes and farms, as well as outdoor amenities such as lakes, rivers, mountains and beaches. These roads and laneways are not normally maintained by locally authorities but, nonetheless, represent a vital piece of infrastructure for rural residents,” the Minister stated. “Monaghan …

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