Wednesday, 17 February 2021

Questions (109)

Joe McHugh

Question:

109. Deputy Joe McHugh asked the Minister for Transport the progress with regard to the N14 road between Letterkenny and Lifford, the Bonagee bypass and the Ballybofey and Stranorlar bypass, County Donegal which were all committed to in the National Development Plan 2018-2027; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8721/21]

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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 these projects.

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