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Dáil Éireann Debate, Tuesday - 21 March 2017

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Questions (1180)

Kevin O'Keeffe

Question:

1180. Deputy Kevin O'Keeffe asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will arrange a review of safety issues in a location on a national primary route (details supplied) with a view to improving safety in this location for motorists. [13007/17]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

I understand that the junction the Deputy is referring to at Mallow General Hospital is located on the N20, rather than the N21 national road. 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 (including the N20) is a matter for the Transport Infrastructure Ireland under the Roads Acts 1993-2015 in conjunction with the local authorities concerned. Within its capital budget, the assessment and prioritisation of individual projects is a matter in the first instance for TII in accordance with Section 19 of the Roads Act.

Regarding the location of the bus stop, in accordance with Section 16 of the Road Traffic Act 2002, road authorities (that is, local authorities) are responsible for determining stopping places for buses on public roads. Accordingly, concerns about the location or position of the bus stop concerned are a matter for the road authority in the first instance.

As the junction referred to by the Deputy is located on a national route, I have referred the Deputy’s question to TII for direct reply. Please advise my private office if you don’t receive a reply within 10 working days.

The referred reply under Standing Order 42A was forwarded to the Deputy.

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