Wednesday, 10 February 2021

Questions (174)

Thomas Pringle

Question:

174. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Transport the status of progress of the County Donegal Trans-European Transport Network, TEN-T, project; when persons can be informed as to when the project will commence; the way in which persons can receive the clarity of information in the absence of face-to-face meetings from the national roads and design office; if they will be open to public platforms to have a questions and answers session regarding same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7279/21]

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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 planning, design and construction 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 and the form of a public consultation.

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.

Question No. 175 answered with Question No. 151.