Written answers

Tuesday, 16 June 2020

Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport

Road Network

Norma Foley (Kerry, Fianna Fail)
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809. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if funds will be made available for emergency works on the Cliff Road, Ballyheigue, County Kerry, which is in a hazardous state at present. [11388/20]

Photo of Shane RossShane Ross (Dublin Rathdown, Independent)
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The improvement and maintenance of regional and local roads (RLR) is the statutory responsibility of the relevant local authority in accordance with the provisions of Section 13 of the Roads Act 1993. Works on those roads are funded from Councils' own resources supplemented by State road grants. The initial selection and prioritisation of works to be funded is also a matter for the Council.

The 2020 regional and local road allocations were announced earlier this yearand all grant funding available to the Department has now been allocated. Details of the regional and local road grant allocations and payments to local authorities are outlined in the regional and local road grant booklets which are available in the Oireachtas Library.

Local authorities may carry out repairs from the RLR grants available to them and from their own resources and in this context, it is open to each Council to determine and reprioritise its work programme in order to address emergency works.

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