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Transport | Improving the roadway from Ballagh to Timahoe via Derrycrib/Derryvarroghe

To ask the Minister for Transport the current proposals to improve the roadway from Ballagh to Timahoe via Derrycrib/Derryvarroge which is now in dangerous condition, and which requires major work in order to meet health and safety standards; when the work is likely to be undertaken; and if he will make a statement on the matter.


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

As Kildare County Council is responsible for maintaining and improving its regional and local roads, it is the Council’s responsibility to determine its priorities and work programme while taking account of the funding provided from grant allocations and from the Council’s own resources. In this context the Deputy may wish to liaise directly with the Council in relation to this road.

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