The Local Improvement Scheme (LIS) supports the improvement of rural roads and laneways that are not normally maintained by local authorities and represent a vital piece of infrastructure for rural communities.
As noted in my previous reply in respect of the matter raised by the Deputy, I asked my officials to request a written report from the relevant Local Authority in respect of the road in question.
Further details in respect of this matter have been provided to my Department by the relevant Local Authority. The material received references a number of engineering constraints linked to the proposed works. I have asked my officials to provide this further information to the Deputy under separate cover, and I will also arrange for this matter to be further reviewed by an Inspector from my Department.