Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Questions (2337)

Aindrias Moynihan

Question:

2337. Deputy Aindrias Moynihan asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if Garda accident figures or other road safety reports were taken into consideration when the resurfacing and road lining contracts for N22 stage X and Kilcondy junctions were being prepared; if so, the reason no road lining changes were proposed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31700/19]

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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 Roads Acts 1993-2015 prescribes the roles and responsibilities of Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII), in conjunction with the local authorities concerned, for the delivery of the National Roads Programme. Among these roles and functions, TII and local authorities are responsible for the upgrading, improvement and maintenance of individual national roads.

Noting the above position, I have referred the question to TII for a direct reply. Please advise my private office if you do not receive a reply within 10 working days.