Wednesday, 18 December 2019

Questions (388)

Pádraig O'Sullivan

Question:

388. Deputy Pádraig O'Sullivan asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his plans for noise mitigation measures along the M8, N20 and N25; if there is a timetable for the implementation of the measures; the regulations and guidelines for the assessment of areas suitable for noise mitigation measures; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [53610/19]

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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 operation of individual national roads is a matter for Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII), in conjunction with the relevant local authorities. This includes arrangements concerning noise mitigating measures.

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.

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