Date: 10 Dec 2021
Phase 1 Scoping Project on climate adaptation of Regional and Local Roads complete
Based on a review of past weather events and a consideration of the projected future climate, the 2019 Local Authority Climate Adaptation Strategies have identified the climatic factors that have negative impacts on the Regional and Local Road network and whose consequences will increase due to climate change.
The Climate Action Regional Office of the Atlantic Seaboard South Region (CARO ASBS) has completed the Phase 1 Scoping Project on the climate adaptation of Regional and Local Roads.
With the support of the Department of Transport, CARO ASBS have commenced the Phase 2 Roads Adaptation Guidance Project. The overall objective of the Project is to develop resources for LAs that will:
- guide local authority staff in the implementation of climate adaptation procedures,
- develop a range of design, maintenance and rehabilitation strategies and approaches to adapt the Regional and Local road network to climate change events.
A Phase 2 Project Working Group has been established and is made up of representatives of the County and City Management Association, Climate Action, Transport and Networks Committee, Department of Transport, Road Management Office, and Munster Technological University. It is expected that the Project will be completed in Q4 of 2022. An Engineering Services Consultant has been appointed to the project to assist in delivery of the guidance. Phase 2 ‘Delivery of Guidance’ is underway and in its early stages.