Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Questions (759)

Thomas P. Broughan

Question:

759. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the position regarding the motorway service area tranche 2; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10210/13]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

As Minister for Transport, I have responsibility for overall policy and funding in relation to the roads programme. The implementation of individual national road projects, including the provision of service areas, is a matter for the National Roads Authority (NRA) under the Roads Act, 1993 in conjunction with the local authorities concerned.  More specifically, Section 54 of the Roads Act 1993 provides for the NRA to develop service areas on the national road network.

Noting the above position, I have referred the Deputy’s question to the NRA for direct reply.  Please advise my private office if you don’t receive a reply within 10 working days.