Written answers

Thursday, 28 November 2019

Department of Rural and Community Development

Local Improvement Scheme Data

Photo of Dara CallearyDara Calleary (Mayo, Fianna Fail)
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250. To ask the Minister for Rural and Community Development the number of rural roads that have received funding under the LIS in each of the years 2016 to 2018 and to date in 2019, by local authority in tabular form; and the projected number of road projects to be completed in 2019. [49627/19]

Photo of Michael RingMichael Ring (Mayo, Fine Gael)
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Since I reintroduced the Local Improvement Scheme in 2017, I have allocated over €48 million to the scheme, which has resulted in the approval of over 2,000 roads projects.

The LIS is funded by my Department and administered through the Local Authorities. The number and location of roads to benefit from improvement works is a matter for the relevant Local Authority.

The table outlines the number of LIS projects approved, and the number that have been confirmed as completed to date since 2017. In a small number of cases, the number completed is greater than the number originally approved, due to necessary substitutions agreed with the Department.

A number of Local Authorities have yet to submit their final returns confirming the funding spent and the number of roads projects completed in respect of the 2019 scheme. My officials have been in contact with the Local Authorities to impress upon them the need to complete their LIS works and to submit payment claims.

Table 1: LIS-Number of Roads Approved and Completed

Local Authority Number of Roads Approved in 2017 Number of Roads Confirmed Complete under the 2017 Scheme Number of Roads Approved in 2018 Number of Roads Confirmed Complete under the 2018 Scheme Number of Roads Approved in 2019 Number of Roads Confirmed Complete under the 2019 Scheme to Date
Carlow 20 20 28 28 14 14
Cavan 10 10 11 12 4 4
Clare 28 28 30 30 12 12
Cork 21 21 61 62 20 TBC
Donegal 164 164 106 107 34 TBC
Galway 57 57 66 69 37 36
Kerry 41 41 58 61 26 TBC
Kildare 0 0 12 12 8 8
Kilkenny 16 16 15 16 12 TBC
Laois 21 20 19 15 6 7
Leitrim 18 18 21 24 10 11
Limerick 18 17 21 22 13 TBC
Longford 18 17 25 25 15 TBC
Louth 8 8 5 6 7 6
Mayo 89 86 139 144 73 TBC
Meath 22 22 21 21 12 TBC
Monaghan 21 21 31 28 10 TBC
Offaly 20 20 31 31 11 9
Roscommon 41 41 92 91 21 21
Sligo 16 16 22 22 7 7
Tipperary 9 9 25 32 21 TBC
Waterford 17 17 19 20 4 3
Westmeath 23 23 22 22 12 12
Wexford 18 18 17 17 11 TBC
Wicklow 7 7 15 15 11 TBC
TOTAL 723 717 912 932 411 150

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