Thursday, 12 November 2020

Ceisteanna (25)

Brendan Smith

Ceist:

25. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for Transport if he will ensure there will be a substantial increase in the non-national roads allocation for local authorities in 2021; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35426/20]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Transport)

The improvement and maintenance of regional and local roads is the statutory responsibility of each local authority, in accordance with the provisions of Section 13 of the Roads Act 1993. Works on those roads are funded from local authorities' own resources supplemented by State road grants.

The regional and local road grant allocations are finalised following the publication of the Revised Estimates Volume (REV) and take into account the expenditure outturn on projects and programmes in the preceding year.

While the REV has not been published as yet, I anticipate that there will be additional funding for regional and local road maintenance and renewal in 2021.