Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Questions (312)

Mattie McGrath

Question:

312. Deputy Mattie McGrath asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the details of accidents which took place on the M8 motorway south of Cahir town, County Tipperary caused by aquaplaning; and the extent of the works that were carried out to alleviate the issue. [20922/17]

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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 (including the M8) is a matter for Transport Infrastructure Ireland (formerly known as the NRA) 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. Collision data for national roads is mapped and collated by Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII). Accordingly I am forwarding your query to TII for direct reply. Please advise my private office if you do not receive a reply within 10 working days.

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