In 2008 Sligo Local Authorities administered over €11.6 million under its Housing Capital programme, providing 112 housing units in the county. In 2009 housing schemes will progress in Tubbercurry, Enniscrone and Easkey.
In the last year, €21 million has been spent on the maintenance and upgrading of the public road network in County Sligo, and work has progressed on the planning and design of key strategic national routes serving Sligo. Over €6.5m was allocated by the National Roads Authority towards the maintenance and improvement of the national roads in the county.
Funding in the region of €7m will be allocated in 2009 towards the operation and maintenance of water supplies in County Sligo. The Kilsellagh Water programme is due to progress to contract stage shortly, and funding has been approved for a new reservoir and rising main in Mullaghmore.
New Waste Water Treatment Plants have been provided in Enniscrone, Carney and Gurteen. The construction of the Teesan/Lisnalurg Sewerage Scheme is almost completed and will be operational early in the new year. In 2009 work will also continue on our very busy Rural Water programme.
2009 represents the third year of the implementation of the 5 Year Heritage Strategy adopted by the Sligo Local Authorities and the County Sligo Heritage Forum. In the next year the Heritage Office will continue the habitat mapping programme for key settlements in Sligo, and the office will also continue its support of local; initiatives through the Protected Structures and Community Heritage Grants Scheme.
Sligo Borough Council’s Text Alert system enables members of the public to report traffic management problems around the streets of Sligo. If you come across a vehicle illegally parked on a footpath, a bus bay or a disabled parking area, simply text 087 7850566 and one of our Traffic Wardens will respond immediately.
Sligo Harbour has benefited from a programme of works in the last year, including the provision of new commercial berthage at barytes jetty, new access and safety facilities at Timber Jetty and major improvements to the training wall which helps maintain the shipping channel to the port. The work cost in the region of €1.85m and was facilitated by a grant from the Department of Transport Marine Section.
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