Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Ceisteanna (2429)

Mattie McGrath

Ceist:

2429. Deputy Mattie McGrath asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the status of the development of Ardfinnan Bridge, County Tipperary; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [33406/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Transport)

As the Deputy is aware, 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. The initial selection and prioritisation of works to be funded is also a matter for the Council.

Regarding Ardfinnan Bridge, I understand that a contractor has been appointed by Tipperary County Council to undertake the bridge repair works and that it is expected that the repair works will be completed by the end of the year.