Thursday, 27 June 2019

Ceisteanna (229)

Catherine Martin

Ceist:

229. Deputy Catherine Martin asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the capital expenditure from 1 January to 30 April 2019 under the heading of B3, road improvement and maintenance; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [27292/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Transport)

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 Exchequer road grants.

The Regional and Local Road payment booklets available in the Oireachtas library provide details of grant payments made by my Department to the end of 2018. The 2019 Regional and Local Road allocation booklet outlines the allocations for this year and the table below outlines the Exchequer capital grants paid out to end April this year.

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. The table below also shows the Exchequer capital grants paid to TII to the end of April in relation to national roads.

National Roads

Paid to end April 2019 €

Capital Expenditure (including PPP contractual payments)

51,573,721

Regional and Local Roads

Paid to end April 2019 €

Capital Expenditure

31,044,014