Tuesday, 26 February 2019
Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport
Firstly, I would like to explain that the maintenance of regional and local roads (RLR) is the statutory responsibility of each local authority, in accordance with the provisions of Section 13 of the Roads Act 1993. Works on those roads are funded from local authorities' own resources supplemented by State road grants. The initial selection and prioritisation of works to be funded is also a matter for the local authority.
Overall, therefore, it is a matter for the relevant Local Authority to assess and prioritise work within its area of responsibility. Kerry County Council should, therefore, be able to advise the Deputy if works are planned for the Conor Pass road.