Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Questions (717)

Timmy Dooley

Question:

717. Deputy Timmy Dooley asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will provide an update on funding to complete an unfinished footpath on the Cockhill Road, Stamullen, County Meath. [31826/13]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

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. My Department has allocated over €400 million in regional and local road grants to local authorities this year. From this allocation, Meath County Council is being provided with over €13.5 million. It is open to Meath County Council to fund these works either from its Discretionary Grant allocation or alternatively from its own resources should it so wish.