Galway Bay fm newsroom – The next phase in a bid to alleviate traffic congestion at peak times at Parkmore will begin on Monday.
An additional traffic lane on the Parkmore West road approach to Parkmore Road roundabout will be provided.
The 330 metre long stretch will front the adjacent Medtronic and Merit facilities.
Galway City Council says it has conducted surveys which show that almost 40 per cent of traffic from Parkmore West turns left towards Tuam Road between 3p.m and 6p.m.
The new lane will require road widening, a new footpath and street lighting.
Galway West Independent T.D Noel Grealish says it will mean reduced exit times for traffic leaving Parkmore.
Work will begin on the new traffic lane in Parkmore next Monday during mid-term break and is expected to be finished by the end of the Easter break in April.
Deputy Grealish says another issue which has to be dealt with is the over intensification of business in Parkmore.
City council staff say they will try to minimise disruption to traffic flow in the Parkmore area for the duration of the works.
14,962 additional cases of Covid-19 reported in Ireland
Galway Bay FM Newsroom – The Department of Health have confirmed an additional 14,962 cases of Covid-19 in Ireland.
10,753 new cases were detected by PCR tests and 4,209 positive antigen tests were logged online.
It’s a significant drop on the highest recorded daily figure of over 26,000, which was reported on January 8th.
The number of people with Covid-19 in hospital has risen slightly to 965, an increase of 25 while there are 88 patients with the virus in ICU.
The five day moving average now stands at 18,360 – down from 19,226 yesterday.
LISTEN: Forum Connemara launches Want to Work Programme tomorrow afternoon
Galway Bay FM Newsroom – The launch of Forum Connemara’s Want to Work programme will take place virtually tomorrow afternoon at 3.30pm.
The ‘Want to Work’ programme works towards building an inclusive workforce by supporting people with Disabilities or Mental Health Conditions and will provide core employment skills training such as Manual Handling, Health and Safety in the Workplace, Covid Induction training and a bespoke ‘World of Work’ employment skills training programme.
It will also offer industry tailored training.
The project works with participants who are 18+, who have a disability or a mental health condition and is funded through the measure to ‘Support the Employment of People with Disabilities’ under the Dormant Accounts Fund Action Plan for 2021 by the Department of Social Protection.
Adam Delapp is the project officer for Forum Connemara, he explained to Ciara Mannion that there are two key strands to the programme:
Adam can be contacted by email if you would like to attend the launch.
His email address is A.Delapp@forumconnemara.ie
LISTEN: County Councillors conclude review of draft County Development Plan
Galway Bay FM Newsroom – Galway’s 39 County Councillors and officials have concluded their review of the draft County Development Plan for the next six years.
The blueprint covering the period from 2022 to 2028 spans over 1300 pages with 2,877 submissions received.
The deadline was midnight Thursday as part of the two year statutory process with the amended plan going out on public display again late February.
County Cathaoirleach Peter Keaveney told Galway Bay FM News this afternoon that this plan is an extremely important document: