Wednesday, 10 February 2021

Questions (177, 178)

Alan Dillon

Question:

177. Deputy Alan Dillon asked the Minister for Transport the status of a proposed reduction to the speed limit on the N60 as it passes through Breaffy Village, County Mayo; the reason for the delay given it has been ongoing for more than five years; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7286/21]

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Alan Dillon

Question:

178. Deputy Alan Dillon asked the Minister for Transport if Transport Infrastructure Ireland, TII, has received a report (detail supplied); if so, when it expects to have reviewed the report; if a copy can be made available; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7287/21]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 177 and 178 together.

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 operation and management of individual national roads is a matter for Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII), in conjunction with the local authorities concerned. In this context, TII is best placed to advise you on the status of a proposed speed limit reduction on the N60.

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.