Tuesday, 1 October 2019

Questions (529)

Pat Buckley


529. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if Cork County Council has made applications to the safety improvement grants scheme for 2020; and the details of these applications especially relating to Rostellan and the R630 in east County Cork. [39804/19]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

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.

My Department has invited applications from local authorities for the 2020 Safety Improvement Scheme.  Cork County Council has not submitted its application as yet.

Allocations for 2020 will be decided as part of the general grant allocation process.