Thursday, 22 February 2018

Ceisteanna (183, 184, 185)

Éamon Ó Cuív

Ceist:

183. Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport when Galway and Mayo County Councils will be issued with details of the 2018 county roads programme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9117/18]

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Éamon Ó Cuív

Ceist:

184. Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport when details of the specific county roads grants will be notified to Galway and Mayo County Councils; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9118/18]

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Éamon Ó Cuív

Ceist:

185. Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport when a response will issue to Galway county council in relation to its request for funding to complete the route selection process on the new R336 from Bearna to Baile na hAbhann; if a response has issued; if so, the details of the response; the amount sought by the council; the amount provided by his department; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9119/18]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Transport)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 183 to 185, inclusive, together.

The improvement and maintenance of regional and local roads is the statutory responsibility of the relevant County or City Council, 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 to be funded is also a matter for the Council.

Local authorities were notified of their grant allocations in January. Details of the grant allocations, including an allocation in relation to the R336 Connemara Access Road, are in the Regional and Local Road Grant Allocation booklet which is available in the Oireachtas library. It is a matter for each local authority to assess its priorities and draw up a roadworks programme for the year based on the State grant funding and own resources available to it.