Around 19 per cent of the country's regional roads need to be repaired.
A new report by the Department of Transport shows around 6,500 kilometres of main non-national roads need to be completely reconstructed.
Almost a third of regional roads in Offaly and over a quarter in Donegal, Cork County and Mayo need repairs carried out.
Rural Wicklow residents were previously set to benefit from €282,494 funding for local access roads
10 million euro in funding was announced for improving rural roads.
The Local Improvement Scheme covers back roads that help people to access their homes and farms.
The funding, in conjunction with the local community's own resources and the resources of Wicklow County Council , will allow for the maintenance and improvement of many local roads in rural areas.