More than a million euro in funding has been announced for 22 projects in Mayo under the Community Involvement Scheme.

 €23 million euro was announced nationally under the Programme for regional and local road projects.

Applications were sought from local authorities for suitable schemes for inclusion and the response from local authorities was very positive, according to the Minister Shane Ross, with a large number of proposals received.

The average community contribution proposed is about 19%. The community input can be either by way of a financial contribution or works.

Paul Dolan is Senior Engineer with Mayo county council, speaking to Midwest News today he said  it is welcome funding for the county.

The local authority had submitted 22 applications under this scheme and all 22 have been approved.

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