Written answers

Thursday, 16 December 2021

Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport

Road Network

Photo of Brendan SmithBrendan Smith (Cavan-Monaghan, Fianna Fail)
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62. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will ensure an increase in the financial allocations to Cavan County Council and Monaghan County Council for the 2022 non-national roadworks programme in view of the urgent need to upgrade a considerable part of this road network in both counties; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [62288/21]

Photo of Eamon RyanEamon Ryan (Dublin Bay South, Green Party)
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The improvement and maintenance of regional and local roads 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 Councils' own resources supplemented by State road grants, where applicable.

My objective will be to allocate funding to eligible local authorities on as equitable a basis as possible taking the length of the road network and traffic factors into account. The main focus of the grants will continue to be the protection and renewal of the regional and local road network.

Grant allocations for 2022 will be notified to local authorities early next year.


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