Tuesday, 1 October 2019

Questions (516)

Fergus O'Dowd


516. Deputy Fergus O'Dowd asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the TII sanctioned road projects for which full permissions have been granted by all planning and statutory bodies and in which all land needed has been acquired and for which funding has been provided in capital expenditure plans which have subsequently been reviewed by TII in the past five years with subsequent delays in construction; the reason for such a delay in each case by TII; the new timeline expected for construction; the original expected cost of the project; the new expected cost if known; the process by which delays reviews are sanctioned; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39665/19]

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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 with Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII), under the Roads Acts 1993-2015, the planning, design and construction of individual national roads is a matter for TII, in conjunction with the local authorities concerned. Consequently, TII is best placed to advise on the current status and funding in respect of the schemes referred to in your question. 

Noting the above position, I have referred the question to TII for a more detailed and direct reply.  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