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The Transportation (Roads) Department is responsible for the planning, design and maintenance of the regional and local roads within County Meath.

The Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) has ultimate responsibility for the National roads, but the maintenance of the National Roads is carried out by the Council with TII approval.

Funding for maintenance of the national roads is provided by TII. We use our own funds as well as specific grants from the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport for maintenance and road improvements to regional and local roads.

Works include road realignment, road strengthening, drainage and footpath repairs or replacement.

We issue Road Opening Licences with reinstatement details to utilities including Bord Gais, the ESB, Telecom and private concerns for the installation of underground services.

All openings in the roadway or public footpath require a road opening licence.


Greater Dublin Area Transport Strategy 2016 – 2035

In April 2016, the Transport Strategy for the Greater Dublin Area (GDA), 2016-2035 was adopted by the Minister and laid before the Houses of the Oireachtas, in accordance with Section 12 of the Dublin Transport Authority Act, 2008.

The Transport Strategy will guide decisions on transport throughout the region and will contribute to the economic, social and cultural progress of the Greater Dublin Area (counties Dublin, Meath, Wicklow and Kildare) by providing for the efficient, effective and sustainable movement of people and goods.

Strategy Purpose and Rationale

This Transport Strategy provides a framework for the planning and delivery of transport infrastructure and services in the Greater Dublin Area (GDA) over the next two decades.

It also provides a transport planning policy around which other agencies involved in:

  • land use planning,
  • environmental protection, and
  • delivery of other infrastructure such as housing, water and power,

can align their investment priorities.

It is, therefore, an essential component, along with investment programmes in other sectors, for the orderly development of the Greater Dublin Area over the next 20 years.