Dáil Éireann - Volume 688 - 09 July, 2009
Written Answers. - Road Network.
Deputy Richard Bruton Deputy Richard Bruton
Deputy Richard Bruton asked the Minister for Transport if he will reallocate the reduced funding for local and regional road maintenance to local authorities to address long-standing dangerous roads; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [28495/09]
Deputy Noel Dempsey Deputy Noel Dempsey
Deputy Noel Dempsey: There was no reduction in the April Supplementary Budget in the State road grant provision for maintenance works on regional and local roads in 2009 and grants totalling €125.977 million were allocated in April last to local authorities for such work in the current year. A total of €85 million of the overall provision was allocated under the Restoration Maintenance Programme to fund the surface dressing of approximately 4,600 kilometres of regional and local road in 2009. The roads to be surface dressed under the programme are selected by local authorities with priority given to roads most in need of treatment.
 A submission from the City and County Managers Association was received in my Department on 29th June seeking discretion to use some of the funds allocated for the surface dressing programme on other maintenance work. The request is being examined in my Department and a response will issue shortly to the Association.
Question No. 24 answered with Question No. 7.
Dáil Éireann 688 Written Answers. Road Network.