Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Questions (36)

Éamon Ó Cuív

Question:

36. Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport when work will commence on the Gort to Tuam motorway in County Galway; the amount of Exchequer funding provided for this road in 2014; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14995/14]

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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.  

The Gort-Tuam PPP projects is one of a number of road projects identified in the Government's Financial Stimulus Package. Discussions with funders regarding the conclusion of the Gort-Tuam contract are close to finalisation. Once the contract has been concluded and signed the NRA will be in a position to prepare the project implementation schedule. The NRA has allocated €3.25m to the project in 2014.