Thursday, 28 November 2019
Department of Rural and Community Development
Local Improvement Scheme Data
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]
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|