Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Questions (2430)

Mattie McGrath

Question:

2430. Deputy Mattie McGrath asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the status of the development on Clonbeg Bridge, Aherlow, County Tipperary; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [33407/19]

View answer

Written answers (Question to Transport)

As the Deputy is aware, the improvement and maintenance of regional and local roads is the statutory responsibility of the relevant local authority in accordance with the provisions of Section 13 of the Roads Act 1993. Works on those roads are funded from the Council's own resources supplemented by State road grants. The initial selection and prioritisation of works to be funded is also a matter for the Council.

As regards grant expenditure on the scheme, the allocations booklets, available in the Oireachtas library, provide details of grant payments for each county by grant type for 2019. The Clonbeg Bridge, Aherlow, County Tipperary has been allocated €235,000 as part of the 2019 Specific Improvement Grants programme. Tipperary County Council is responsible for implementation of the project.