Wednesday, 13 May 2020

Questions (1020)

Michael Healy-Rae

Question:

1020. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport when the community involvement scheme funding will be issued; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3910/20]

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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 is a matter for decision by the local authority.

Local authorities were notified of the Department's regional and local road allocations for 2020 including those for CIS on 21st January 2020. Details of the regional and local road grant allocations and payments to local authorities are outlined in the regional and local road grant booklets which are available in the Oireachtas Library.