Wednesday, 18 September 2019

Ceisteanna (183)

Catherine Martin

Ceist:

183. Deputy Catherine Martin asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the capital expenditure of his Department from 1 January to 31 August 2019 under the heading of B3 road improvement, maintenance. [37836/19]

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 2019 Regional and Local Road allocation booklet available in the Oireachtas library outlines the allocations for this year and the table below outlines the Exchequer capital grants paid out to end August 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 August in relation to national roads.

National Roads

Paid to end August 2019

Capital Expenditure (including PPP contractual payments)

€170,488,368 

 Regional and Local Roads

Paid to end August 2019

 Capital Expenditure

€174,813,754