Dáil Éireann - Volume 632 - 27 February, 2007

Written Answers. - Road Network.

Mr. Perry asked the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government if, with regard to the proposed eastern bridge at Riverside in Sligo, an application for funding has been submitted for this project; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7298/07]

  Mr. Roche: Responsibility for the provision of non-national roads and bridges in its area is a matter for each individual local authority to be funded from its own resources supplemented by State grants provided by my Department. Accordingly, progress with the advancement of the proposed Sligo Eastern Garavogue River Bridge and approach roads project is a matter for Sligo Borough Council.

Sligo County Council have requested funding for the bridge and approach roads. So far, my Department has allocated a grant of €350,000 to the Council this year, for design work on the project, under the grant scheme for strategic non-national roads which support the National Spatial Strategy.

Question No. 531 answered with Question No. 141.

Question No. 532 answered with Question No. 156.