The Cathaoirleach of Galway County Council has called on Transport Infrastructure Ireland to urgently carry out road flood relief works in Claregalway.

Cllr. James Charity has called upon TII to proceed with the works for Claregalway which were approved by Galway County Council as part of a scheme passed in July 2019.

Under his proposal, Part 8 planning was granted by the local authority permitting a scheme for the village which included extensive flood relief works.

Significant works were to take place in the form of road drainage and in the construction of an overflow plant in the area.

Cllr Charity claims that despite this and earlier commitments, TII haven’t confirmed funding and have not commenced with the works in accordance with the timeline set out when the plan was passed.

Substantial flooding occurred on the N83 over the weekend as the aftermath of Storm Aiden became evident.

The Corrandulla-based Cllr. says that cars were veering to avoid the flooding yesterday and he claims that an advanced paramedic unit responding to an emergency hit the flood at speed posing clear danger.

Cllr Charity is now seeking a meeting with the Minister and TII regarding the funding and advancement of the flood relief works.

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