The Roads department of the Borough is responsible for the planning, design and maintenance of the regional and local roads within the Borough area. The National Roads Authority has ultimate responsibility for the National roads, however the maintenance of the National Roads is carried out by the Borough with NRA approval.
There are 7.18km of National primary, 8.22km of regional roads and over 33.14km of local roads within the Borough area.
Funding for maintenance of the national roads is provided by the National Roads Authority. The Borough uses its own funds together with specific grants from the DOE for maintenance and road improvements to regional and local roads. Works include road realignment, road strengthening, drainage and footpath repairs/replacement.
The roads department issues 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.
The department is responsible for the control and maintenance of the traffic lights, street signage and road markings within the Borough. Winter maintenance including the sanding and gritting of main roads is carried out by the Borough.
The department inspects planning applications with respect to roads and drafts planning conditions. On grant of permission inspections are carried out to ensure compliance with planning conditions and required specifications.