Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Questions (2512)

Anne Rabbitte

Question:

2512. Deputy Anne Rabbitte asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the quarterly spend by TII on emergency highway, roadway and pavement repairs that are not put through the public tender system; if they can quantify that to a square foot, square meter or per kilometre of road (details supplied).; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [34604/19]

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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. Once funding arrangements have been put in place by my Department with Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII), under the Roads Acts 1993-2015, the planning, design and construction, including the maintenance of individual national roads is a matter for TII, in conjunction with the local authorities concerned. TII also manage and distribute the capital roads programme budget.

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.

Question No. 2513 answered with Question No. 2382.