Friday, 6 September 2019

Questions (1616, 1617)

Kevin O'Keeffe

Question:

1616. Deputy Kevin O'Keeffe asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport when trees will be felled as part of ongoing works being undertaken on a national route (details supplied). [36252/19]

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Kevin O'Keeffe

Question:

1617. Deputy Kevin O'Keeffe asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the timeframe in respect of works (details supplied) being undertaken; and the likely completion date of same. [36254/19]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 1616 and 1617 together.

As Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, I have responsibility for overall policy and funding in relation to the national roads programme. Under the Roads Acts 1993-2015, the operation and maintenance of individual national roads is a matter for Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) in conjunction with the local authorities concerned.

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.