Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Questions (971)

Helen McEntee

Question:

971. Deputy Helen McEntee asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he or his Department received proposals from Meath County Council over the past ten years to construct a bridge over the River Blackwater in Navan, County Meath; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [22386/14]

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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.

This Department has no record of any proposals from Meath County Council in respect of the construction of a bridge over the River Blackwater in Navan.