Thursday, 11 February 2021

Questions (36)

Alan Kelly


36. Deputy Alan Kelly asked the Minister for Transport the reason there is a delay in providing funding for local authority regional and local roads budgets. [7677/21]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

The improvement and maintenance of regional and local roads is the statutory responsibility of each local authority in accordance with the provisions of Section 13 of the Roads Act 1993. Works on those roads are funded from local authorities' own resources supplemented by State road grants.

Grant allocations for 2021 are being notified to local authorities this week. The allocation process did take somewhat longer this year due to the time required to assess local authority grant applications which were received under additional grant categories this year and to ensure that grant allocations take account of Programme for Government requirements.