The Transportation and Infrastructure department of the Council is responsible for the planning, design and maintenance of the regional and local roads within the Council area. The National Roads Authority has ultimate responsibility for the National roads, however the Council with NRA approval carries out the maintenance of the National Roads.
The National Roads Authority provides funding for maintenance of the national roads. The Council uses its own funds together with specific grants from the DOT for maintenance and road improvements to regional and local roads. Works include road realignment, road strengthening, drainage and footpath repairs/replacement.
The Transportation & Infrastructure 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 Council. The Council carries out winter maintenance including the sanding and gritting of main roads.
The department inspects planing applications with respect to roads and drafts planning conditions. On grant of permission inspections are carried out to ensure compliance with planing conditions and required specifications
Louth County Council Environmental Policy for the Infrastructure Directorate
Louth Transport Report - Review of Passenger Transport Services in County Louth