Friday, 6 September 2019

Questions (1652)

Bernard Durkan

Question:

1652. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the extent to which the upgrading of the M4 from Kilcock to Lexlip is contemplated in view of the frequency and increasing number of accidents at peak times on a daily basis arising from the volume of traffic that the road cannot support; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [36910/19]

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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 and maintenance of individual national roads.

Noting the above position, I have referred your question to TII for a more detailed reply in relation to the M4 from Kilcock to Leixlip. Please advise my private office if you do not receive a reply within 10 working days.

A referred reply was forwarded to the Deputy under Standing Order 42A