Thursday, 5 July 2012

Questions (156)

Michael Healy-Rae

Question:

156 Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will support the call from Kerry County Council that a section of the R569, from Careys Cottage to Rosacroo Bridge, will be considered for funding under the 2013 specific improvement grants for regional and local roads; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [32898/12]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport)

The improvement and maintenance of regional and local roads in its area, is a statutory function of each road authority in accordance with the provisions of section 13 of the Roads Act, 1993. Works on such roads are a matter for the relevant local authority to be funded from its own resources supplemented by State road grants.

It is open to Kerry County Council to prioritise this project and to submit it to the National Roads Authority (NRA) for consideration for funding under the 2013 Specific Improvement Grants Scheme (for regional and local roads) when applications are sought by them later in the year. The NRA will then make recommendations to my Department in relation to the 2013 grant allocations based on the applications received from all local authorities.