Carlow gets additional €278,000 to upgrade local roads under Local Improvement Scheme

Funding to improve small roads and laneways in rural Carlow

Darren Hassett

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Carlow has been allocated an additional €278,000 to upgrade local roads under the Local Improvement Scheme.

The Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring TD, announced a further allocation on Friday of almost €10 million for local authorities under the Local Improvement Scheme (LIS).

This announcement brings to over €37 million the amount of money allocated to local authorities by the Minister since he reintroduced the scheme last year.

Minister Ring said: "The Local Improvement Scheme provides funding to improve small roads and laneways in rural Ireland that are not under the normal maintenance of the County Councils.

"The scheme has made a huge impact on many people living in rural areas by improving the roads they use every day to access their homes and farms, as well as important local amenities such as graveyards and beaches."

Since the LIS was reintroduced in September 2017, improvement works have been carried out on over 1,100 roads.