Dáil Éireann - Volume 608 - 25 October, 2005
Written Answers. - Regional Road Network.
Mr. Durkan Mr. Durkan
672. Mr. Durkan asked the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government if he has provided funding directly or indirectly for the purpose of road re-alignment, improvement or replacement in respect of the route from Enfield to Edenderry; the full extent of public funding involved to date; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30625/05]
Mr. Roche Mr. Roche
Mr. Roche:The provision and improvement of non-national roads in County Kildare is a matter for Kildare County Council to be funded from its own resources supplemented by State grants. Kildare County Council is responsible for carrying out road improvements on the R402 road known as the Enfield to Edenderry road and, accordingly, the advancement of works on this road is a matter for the council. My Department is, however, providing grant assistance to the council towards the cost of road improvements on the R402 from Johnstownbridge to Kishawanny under the grant category strategic non-national roads. Under this grant category grant assistance is capped at a maximum of 75% of the estimated cost or 75% of the final cost of the scheme, whichever is the lesser. The balance of the cost is to be met by the local authority from its own resources. A maximum grant of €18,671,331 has been approved for road improvements on the R402 from Johnstownbridge to Kishawanny. My Department has provided grants totalling €836,277 to the end of 2004 to Kildare County Council for these works and the 2005 allocation  to the council is €200,000, of which the council has, to date, claimed €63,165.
Question No. 673 answered with Question No. 644.
Dáil Éireann 608 Written Answers. Regional Road Network.