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Dáil Éireann Debate, Wednesday - 15 January 2014

Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Ceisteanna (935)

Michael Healy-Rae

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935. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will consider allocating further funding for the structural review of bridges in County Kerry; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [1104/14]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Transport)

The improvement and maintenance of regional and local roads, including bridges, 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 or bridges are a matter for the relevant local authority to be funded from its own resources supplemented by State road grants.  The initial selection and prioritisation of works to be funded is also a matter for the Council.  

In July of 2013, my Department invited applications for Bridge Works under the Regional & Local Road Specific Grant Programme, for consideration for funding in 2014.  Each local authority, including Kerry County Council, was invited to submit a number of applications for bridge rehabilitation and repair works. I will announce the 2014 regional and local road grant allocations shortly, which will include funding for bridge works.

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