There needs to be a significant increase in investment for local and regional roads, according to Fianna Fáil.
The Dáil will debate a motion later calling for a much larger budget for roads maintenance around the country.
It comes ahead of the publication of the National Planning Framework on Friday which will outline the Government's investment plans for the country.
Fianna Fáil TD Robert Troy says the government has to fix current problems as well as planning for the future.
He said: "Of course we want to see a national development plan and we want to see capital investment in our infrastructure over the next decade.
"We can't build an extension to a house when a house is crumbling down at the one time so we need to invest in our house while at the same time put on the extension."
- Digital Desk