Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Questions (648)

Dara Calleary

Question:

648. Deputy Dara Calleary asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will outline all grants paid in 2013 and to date in 2014 in respect of a road development (details supplied) in County Kildare; the purposes of this investment; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15291/14]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

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 local authorities' own resources supplemented by State road grants.  The initial selection and prioritisation of works to be funded is also a matter for the local authority. Details of the regional and local road grant payments to Kildare County Council are outlined in the regional and local road grant payment booklets which are available in the Dáil Library.  Details of the 2014 regional and local road grant allocations and projects to each county council are also available in the Dáil library.