Wednesday, 10 April 2019

Ceisteanna (175)

Eamon Ryan


175. Deputy Eamon Ryan asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the capital expenditure on new road infrastructure, including public private partnership expenditure, for each year since 1992 by national, regional and local roads. [16926/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Transport)

As Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport, I have responsibility for overall policy and funding in relation to the national roads programme.  Under the Roads Acts 1993-2015, the planning, construction and maintenance of individual national roads is a matter for Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) in conjunction with the local authorities concerned. 

Noting the above position, I have referred your questions to TII for a direct reply in relation to the period since 1994.   Please advise my private office if you do not receive a reply within 10 working days.

The improvement and maintenance of regional and local roads is the statutory responsibility of the relevant local authority 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. 

Information relating to payments under the regional and local road grant programmes are set out in the regional and local road grant payment booklets which are available in the Oireachtas Library. My officials are checking if this information is available in the library for the full period requested by the Deputy. 

A referred reply was forwarded to the Deputy under Standing Order 42A