Thursday, 12 December 2019

Questions (315)

Denis Naughten


315. Deputy Denis Naughten asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if Westmeath County Council will be supported in its plan to progress the N55 Athlone to Ballymahon realignment project (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [52433/19]

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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 and construction 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.