Cork national roads office Richmond, glanmire, co. cork.
Phone : 021. 482. 1046
Fax: 021. 486. 6209

About The Office:

The National Roads Authority (NRA) was formally established as an independent statutory body under the 1993 Roads Act with effect from 1st January 1994. The NRA’s primary function under Section 17 of the Roads Act is to secure the provision of a safe and efficient network of national roads. It has overall responsibility for the planning and supervision of construction and maintenance of national roads. Historically, the NRA has had its functions performed on its behalf by the relevant local road authorities. However, it is empowered (where it considers it would be more convenient, expeditious, effective or economical to do so) to carry out such functions directly.

In order to assist in the execution of this function, a series of specialist road design offices were set-up throughout the Country within the Local Authority framework.

The Cork County Council National Roads Office was established by the NRA in the late 1990s as part of a network of regional offices. Initially it was focused on the design of national roads in County Cork but has since evolved to encompass the design and management of national road schemes, in Cork City and County. The area under its jurisdiction is administered by two local authorities, Cork City County and Cork County Council. The National Roads Authority has stated that Cork County Council is the lead authority for the purpose of management of national roads.

Funding is by way of grant from the National Roads Authority (hereinafter referred to as the NRA) and can comprise an element of EU funding as well as exchequer funding. The National Roads Office is involved in national road projects from inception to completion and guides and manages each project through the various steps from project planning, route selection, preparation of environmental impact statements and publication of compulsory purchase orders to the appointment and management of consultants, archaeologists, geologists and construction companies.