Written answers

Tuesday, 24 February 2009

11:00 pm

Photo of Ciarán CuffeCiarán Cuffe (Dún Laoghaire, Green Party)
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Question 255: To ask the Minister for Transport the current and capital spending on road infrastructure in each of the past five years; the proposed current and capital spending in 2009; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7552/09]

Photo of Noel DempseyNoel Dempsey (Minister, Department of Transport; Meath West, Fianna Fail)
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The current and capital spending on road infrastructure in each of the past five years, and the proposed 2009 spend are set out in the accompanying table.

Exchequer Investment in National Roads 2004-2008
YearConstructionMaintenanceTotal
€ ,000€ ,000€ ,000
20041,178,95951,3281,230,287
20051,263,77053,3941,317,164
20061,582,50055,0641,637,564
20071,712,70655,0971,767,803
20081,599,57758,2101,657,787

The allocation for 2009 is €1,440 million (Construction) and €49.255 million (Maintenance).

State grants for regional and local roads paid to local authorities in each of the years 2004 to 2008, and the allocation for 2009, are set out in the following table.

Capital and Current Investment in Regional and Local Roads 2004-2009 allocation
YearCapital ExpenditureCurrent Expenditure
2004383,185,51697,014,484
2005398,273,127102,996,873
2006436,877,972120,852,028
2007478,606,096128,918,904
2008469,822,922134,391,008
2009 Allocation471,500,000125,977,000

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