Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Questions (408, 409, 410)

John O'Mahony

Question:

434 Deputy John O’Mahony asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport when he expects the Gort to Tuam section of the M17 to commence; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7593/11]

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Robert Dowds

Question:

435 Deputy Robert Dowds asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his plans to assist struggling road hauliers having difficulties due to the price of diesel. [7480/11]

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Timmy Dooley

Question:

440 Deputy Timmy Dooley asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the position regarding the improvement scheme on the M17/M18 Gort to Tuam Road. [7652/11]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 434, 435 and 440 together.

As Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, I have responsibility for overall policy and funding in relation to the national roads programme element of Transport 21. The construction, improvement and maintenance of individual national roads, is a matter for the National Roads Authority (NRA) under the Roads Acts 1993 to 2007 in conjunction with the local authorities concerned. Noting this I have referred the Deputies' questions to the NRA for direct reply. Please advise my private office if you do not receive a reply within 10 working days.