Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Questions (668)

Tom Fleming

Question:

668. Deputy Tom Fleming asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will request the National Roads Authority to provide the necessary funding as a matter of priority to address a very dangerous bend at Dungeel, Killorglin, County Kerry, (details supplied) on the Killorglin to Killarney road; if he will examine the possibility of providing signs at this location where a number of road traffic accidents have occurred; if he will request the Road Safety Authority to immediately investigate this health and safety issue; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20931/14]

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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.  

More specifically, the provision and maintenance of signage on national roads such as the N71 is a matter for the NRA and the relevant local authority, in this case, Kerry County Council.

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.