Tuesday, 5 November 2019

Questions (917)

Stephen Donnelly

Question:

917. Deputy Stephen Donnelly asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will re-evaluate the need for additional capital investment to address safety needs and congestion issues on the N81 in view of the ongoing fatalities on the road; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44663/19]

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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. Under the Roads Acts 1993-2015, the planning, design, construction and management 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 your question to TII for a direct reply. Please advise my private office if you do not receive a reply within 10 working days.