Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Questions (610)

James Browne


610. Deputy James Browne asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if each capital application to his Department for projects in County Wexford will be provided; the type and extent of each application; the status of each; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9414/18]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

In relation to national roads, the allocation of capital funding to local authorities is a matter for Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII). I am, therefore, forwarding the Deputy’s question to TII for direct reply.  Please advise my office if you do not receive a reply within 10 working days.

In terms of regional and local roads, funding is allocated to local authorities for maintenance and renewal of the network on a programme basis.  Funding under the main grant programmes is allocated on the basis of the road length in a local authority area.  Each year local authorities are able to apply for grant funding for safety improvement works and for bridge rehabilitation works.  This year Wexford County Council has been allocated funding totalling €249,000 for 16 safety improvement projects and funding of €257,000 for nine bridge rehabilitation projects.  

The Department has initiated an application process for community involvement schemes in 2018 and Wexford County Council will also be able to apply for funding under that grant programme.

€100,000 is profiled in the 2018 coast guard budget for works on Fethard-On-Sea coast guard station in 2018.

Details of sports capital programme applications and allocations are published on my Department’s website http://www.dttas.ie/sport/english/sports-capital-programme.  

A referred reply was forwarded to the Deputy under Standing Order 42A.