Thursday, 3 October 2019

Questions (290)

Seán Sherlock


290. Deputy Sean Sherlock asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the status of funding for an area (details supplied); and when works will commence. [40179/19]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

The improvement and maintenance of regional and local roads is the statutory responsibility of the relevant local authority in accordance with the provisions of Section 13 of the Roads Act 1993. Works on those roads are funded from the Council's own resources supplemented by State road grants. 

I understand that Cork City Council prepared proposals for an upgrade of Tinkers Cross in order to attract funding under the National Transport Authority's (NTA) Regional Cities Programme but has not been successful to date due to the available budgetary allocation for the city being limited relative to the number of projects to be undertaken.  Cork City Council is continuing to engage with the NTA on this matter.

Noting the NTA's involvement in the matter and the publication of the draft Cork Metropolitan Area Transport Strategy , I have referred the Deputy's questions to the NTA for a more detailed reply.  Please contact my private office if you do not receive a reply within 10 days.