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The Roads Service (Ulster-Scots: Gates Agentrie) is the public body responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of highways and roads in Northern Ireland. It is an executive agency of the Department for Regional Development.
The agency has over 2100 staff and as such employs more people than its parent department. In 2010-11 the agency was responsible for just over 25,000 kilometres of public roads, approximately 9,500 kilometres of footways, 5,800 bridges, 265,000 streetlights and 370 public car parks.
The Roads Service was previously part of the Department of the Environment but was transferred to the Department for Regional Development upon the latter's creation in 1998.