Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Questions (636)

James Bannon

Question:

636. Deputy James Bannon asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will carry out a safety audit on the N4 between Mullingar and Rooskey on how adequate the route is to cater for its current volume of traffic, with particular reference to the need to achieve best practice in respect of health and safety standards; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15168/14]

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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 national roads programme. The construction, improvement and maintenance of individual national roads, is a matter for the National Roads Authority under the Roads Acts 1993 to 2007 in conjunction with the local authorities concerned.

Noting this I have referred the Deputy's question to the NRA for direct reply. Will the Deputy please advise my private office if he does not receive a reply within 10 working days.