Feighan Welcomes €4 Million Government Allocation for Active Travel and Climate Change Adaptation Measures in Sligo and Leitrim
Fine Gael TD for Sligo, Leitrim, South Donegal and North Roscommon Frank Feighan and Minister for State at the Department for Health Frank Feighan has said that a total of €4 Million has been allocated for Active Travel and Climate Change Adaption measures in the Sligo – Leitrim Constituency this week.
Minister Feighan said the funding has been made available under the Government’s July Jobs Stimulus Plan and is part of the overall €115 million package for sustainable transport and the renewal of our transport infrastructure.
€1,04900 has been made available to Co. Leitrim and €1,043,200 has been made available to Co. Sligo under the active travel allocations scheme. A number of projects are funded. (Details supplied).
Minister Feighan also said: “The Active Travel grant scheme is a very positive initiative which will see communities in the Sligo – Leitrim constituency benefiting from improved and more accessible walking and cycling infrastructure as well as stimulating local employment.
“A total of €1.8 Million is being made available in Sligo and Leitrim for climate change adaptation measures under the Department’s regional and local road maintenance and renewal grant programme. €1.480,000 in Leitrim and €354,000 in Sligo.
“The recent severe weather has again highlighted the challenges presented by climate change on our road infrastructure. The Climate Change Adaptation grants now being provided will help Sligo and Leitrim County Council to deal with the essential repairs needed in the aftermath of the severe weather but also to take steps towards making their road networks more resilient in the longer term.
Minister of State, Hildegarde Naughton TD, said: “Families and businesses in our villages, towns and cities right across the country will benefit from these important ‘shovel ready’ projects as soon as November this year. The funding being announced today will go a long way in facilitating a secure environment for our children in their daily commute to school as part of our work on the Safe Routes to School initiative.”