Tuesday, 9 July 2019

Questions (104)

Charlie McConalogue


104. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the status of the progress of the A5; the funding made available for the project; when funding will be made available; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29428/19]

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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 funding 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.