Thursday, 28 November 2019

Ceisteanna (250)

Dara Calleary

Ceist:

250. Deputy Dara Calleary asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development the number of rural roads that have received funding under the LIS in each of the years 2016 to 2018 and to date in 2019, by local authority in tabular form; and the projected number of road projects to be completed in 2019. [49627/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Rural)

Since I reintroduced the Local Improvement Scheme in 2017, I have allocated over €48 million to the scheme, which has resulted in the approval of over 2,000 roads projects.

The LIS is funded by my Department and administered through the Local Authorities. The number and location of roads to benefit from improvement works is a matter for the relevant Local Authority.

The table outlines the number of LIS projects approved, and the number that have been confirmed as completed to date since 2017. In a small number of cases, the number completed is greater than the number originally approved, due to necessary substitutions agreed with the Department.

A number of Local Authorities have yet to submit their final returns confirming the funding spent and the number of roads projects completed in respect of the 2019 scheme. My officials have been in contact with the Local Authorities to impress upon them the need to complete their LIS works and to submit payment claims.

Table 1: LIS-Number of Roads Approved and Completed

Local Authority

Number of Roads Approved in 2017

Number of Roads Confirmed Complete under the 2017 Scheme

Number of Roads Approved in 2018

Number of Roads Confirmed Complete under the 2018 Scheme

Number of Roads Approved in 2019

Number of Roads Confirmed Complete under the 2019 Scheme to Date

Carlow

20

20

28

28

14

14

Cavan

10

10

11

12

4

4

Clare

28

28

30

30

12

12

Cork

21

21

61

62

20

TBC

Donegal

164

164

106

107

34

TBC

Galway

57

57

66

69

37

36

Kerry

41

41

58

61

26

TBC

Kildare

0

0

12

12

8

8

Kilkenny

16

16

15

16

12

TBC

Laois

21

20

19

15

6

7

Leitrim

18

18

21

24

10

11

Limerick

18

17

21

22

13

TBC

Longford

18

17

25

25

15

TBC

Louth

8

8

5

6

7

6

Mayo

89

86

139

144

73

TBC

Meath

22

22

21

21

12

TBC

Monaghan

21

21

31

28

10

TBC

Offaly

20

20

31

31

11

9

Roscommon

41

41

92

91

21

21

Sligo

16

16

22

22

7

7

Tipperary

9

9

25

32

21

TBC

Waterford

17

17

19

20

4

3

Westmeath

23

23

22

22

12

12

Wexford

18

18

17

17

11

TBC

Wicklow

7

7

15

15

11

TBC

TOTAL

723

717

912

932

411

150