Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Questions (709)

Tom Fleming


709. Deputy Tom Fleming asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport further to Parliamentary Question No. 757 of 14 May 2013, if he will provide the National Roads Authority's response to same in respect of the blackspot bend on the Miltown/Castlemaine road at Cloonmore-Rathpook, County Kerry; his views on the response regarding urgent provision of funding to address ongoing hazards to the public on this highly trafficked road; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31603/13]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

As Minister for Transport, Tourism and 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. Within its capital budget it is a matter for the NRA to assess projects and determine priorities. I have, therefore, forwarded the Deputy's Question to the NRA for further reply.  Please advise my private office if you do not receive a reply within 10 working days.