Wednesday, 26 June 2019

Questions (225)

Imelda Munster

Question:

225. Deputy Imelda Munster asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if costing will be provided for the St. Andrews Agreement commitment to co-fund the construction of the A5 to Derry. [27066/19]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

The planning and implementation of the A5 upgrade project is the responsibility of the Northern Ireland authorities.

The current funding arrangements in relation to the A5 are governed by the Stormont House Agreement and Implementation Plan - A Fresh Start. Under this Agreement the Government is committed to provide funding of £75 million (sterling) towards the cost of Phase 1a of the A5 upgrade scheme. The aim of this commitment is to facilitate the delivery of this phase of the scheme as soon as possible once the planning process in Northern Ireland is concluded.