Tuesday, 29 September 2020

Questions (248)

Brendan Griffin


248. Deputy Brendan Griffin asked the Minister for Transport if the viability of the realignment of a road (details supplied) in County Kerry will be considered to create safer walking and cycling space; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [27071/20]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

The improvement and maintenance of regional and local roads in its area is a statutory function of each road authority in accordance with the provisions of section 13 of the Roads Act, 1993. Works on such roads are a matter for the relevant local authority to be funded from its own resources supplemented by State road grants. Consideration of a re-alignment of this road along the lines suggested is, therefore, a matter for Kerry County Council.

It should be noted that as part of the Government's July Stimulus measures the Department recently allocated over €1.9 million to Kerry County Council for Active Travel projects to facilitate walking and cycling.