Cllr. Barry O’Neill has welcomed Funding of €133,000 for Footpath Restoration in Ballyshannon Town Centre. The Fine Gael County Councillor said “after a long campaign to secure improved funding for footpath restoration in the town centre I am pleased that €133,000 has now been granted through Donegal County Council for Footpaths that are in bad need of repair”.


At the 2017 Council Budget meeting in Lifford, Cllr. O’Neill made a strong statement on the need to repair and restore footpaths in Ballyshannon town centre and has continued to make the calls for better Footpath Funds.


“The areas in the town where the Footpath reconstruction will begin in the coming weeks is at Shannon’s Corner / Bishop Street, Tir Chonaill Street, Castle Street and at Assaroe Road / Bundoran Road. There will be other areas addressed in 2019 and 2020 under this Programme but I am pleased that this investment for 2018 at these areas in the town centre will compliment other works earlier this year at Main Street and at the Bridgend / Roundabout”.


“I am particularly satisfied that the approach to address the footpaths is starting from the core centre of the town and the plan will be to continue the vision of enhancing the footpath and streetscape. I am also working closely with Council Officials at a plan to address footpaths on approach roads to the town and when that plan is complete we will present to the Minister for Rural Affairs to seek Special one off funding”.

Cllr. O’Neill added “this funding is being made available from the Donegal County Council budgets and I thank the Roads Department and in particular Area Roads Department Engineer – Peter Kane and Senior Area Manager Mark Sweeney for their assistance”.


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