Tuesday, 24 November 2020

Questions (251)

Aindrias Moynihan

Question:

251. Deputy Aindrias Moynihan asked the Minister for Transport her views on correspondence (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38638/20]

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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 development and construction of individual national roads is a matter for Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII), in conjunction with the local authorities concerned. TII ultimately delivers the National Roads Programme in line with Project Ireland 2040, the National Planning Framework and the NDP.

The Programme for Government includes a commitment to bring forward the planned review of the NDP and use the review to set out an updated NDP for the period out to 2030. Road projects generally will be considered in this context. The review of the NDP will be aligned with the National Planning Framework and Project Ireland 2040. Work is underway within my Department to contribute to this planned review.