Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Questions (2363, 2364)

Jonathan O'Brien

Question:

2363. Deputy Jonathan O'Brien asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the estimated completion date of the Dunkettle interchange upgrade. [32091/19]

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Jonathan O'Brien

Question:

2364. Deputy Jonathan O'Brien asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the estimated final cost of the Dunkettle interchange upgrade; and the initial estimation in this regard. [32092/19]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 2363 and 2364 together.

As Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport, I have responsibility for overall policy and funding in relation to the national roads programme. Once funding arrangements have been put in place with Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII), under the Roads Act 1993-2015, the planning, design and construction of individual national roads is a matter for TII, in conjunction with the local authorities concerned. TII also manage and distribute the capital budget for the national roads programme.

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.