Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Questions (284)

Micheál Martin

Question:

284. Deputy Micheál Martin asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his plans to proceed with the Newlands Cross upgrade; the schedule to be followed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10671/13]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

As Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport, I have responsibility for overall policy and funding in relation to the national roads programme.  The planning, design and implementation of individual road projects is a matter for the National Roads Authority (NRA) under the Roads Acts 1993 to 2007 in conjunction with the local authorities concerned.

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.