Thursday, 24 September 2020

Questions (82)

Bernard Durkan


82. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Transport the position regarding the upgrading of the M4 from Kilcock to Dublin with particular reference to the urgent need to alleviate current congestion and delays; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26248/20]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

As Minister for Transport I have responsibility for overall policy and securing exchequer funding in relation to the National Roads Programme. Under the Roads Acts 1993-2015 and in line with the National Development Plan (NDP), the upgrading, improvement and operation of individual national roads is a matter for Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII), in conjunction with the local authorities concerned. This is also subject to the Public Spending Code Guidelines and the necessary statutory approvals. In this context, TII is best placed to advise you on the status of this project.

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 51