Tuesday, 26 March 2019
Department of Public Expenditure and Reform
271. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if the OPW provided funding to Kerry County Council to repair a public road after major works on the banks of the River Maine at a location (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14035/19]
In 2017 the Office of Public Works (OPW) carried out extensive flood defence refurbishment works in the townlands of Gurrane and Callinafercy, Co. Kerry. Roads adjoining the sites experienced accelerated deterioration as a result importing quantities of subsoil material in rigid trucks.
Following discussion with Kerry County Council engineers, the OPW agreed to pay €12,500 towards for the temporary upkeep of the affected roads during this work. OPW has also agreed to contribute to the costs of permanent restoration works for these roads once the works are completed.