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Dáil Éireann Debate, Tuesday - 1 June 2021

Tuesday, 1 June 2021

Ceisteanna (249)

Michael Ring

Ceist:

249. Deputy Michael Ring asked the Minister for Transport if funding is being made available for a project (details supplied) that is urgently required; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29837/21]

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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 initial selection and prioritisation of works to be funded is also a matter for the local authority.

An allocation in excess of €15 million is being made available in 2021 to local authorities funded under my Department’s regional and local road maintenance and renewal grant programmes for Climate Adaptation and Resilience schemes. In March this year local authorities were invited to submit applications for Climate Adaptation and Resilience Works, for consideration for funding in 2021.

An application has been received from Mayo County Council, which includes a scheme for seawall renovation works on the R313 in Belmullet. It is expected that these grant allocations will be announced later this week.

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