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Dáil Éireann debate -
Thursday, 9 Dec 1993

Vol. 437 No. 1

Written Answers. - Dublin Road Funding.

Thomas P. Broughan


94 Mr. Broughan asked the Minister for the Environment when he will approve structural funding for the new Grange Road, Grange Abbey, Baldoyle, Dublin 13, which is likely to form part of the Dublin Transport Initiative's final report on the new road network for Dublin.

As this road does not form part of the network of national roads, responsibility for its improvement is a matter for the local authorities concerned, Dublin County Council and Dublin Corporation. The authorities may use the discretionary block grants for non-national roads provided annually by my Department to supplement expenditure from their own resources on such work. The determination of priorities in the expenditure of these funds is entirely a matter for the local authorities.

Under the National Development Plan, State road grants for the improvement of non-national roads will be allocated to individual road improvement schemes in the manner broadly indicated in the Plan and on the basis of proposals submitted by local authorities. The position regarding the provision of a grant for the improvement of any particular non-national road will be determined in the context of decisions on the annual road grant allocations.