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Dáil Éireann Debate, Thursday - 4 November 2021

Thursday, 4 November 2021

Questions (115)

Cathal Crowe

Question:

115. Deputy Cathal Crowe asked the Minister for Transport the status of the progression of phases 1 and 2 of the Limerick Northern Distributor Road. [53438/21]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

The improvement and maintenance of regional and local roads is the statutory responsibility of each local authority, in accordance with the provisions of Section 13 of the Roads Act 1993. Works on those roads are funded from local authorities' own resources supplemented by State road grants.

As regards strategic road improvement projects, at present funding under the Regional and Local Road Grant Programme is focussed on the implementation of a number of the larger schemes identified in the original 2018-2027 National Development Plan (NDP), which are at or near construction. This includes the Coonagh to Knockalisheen Distributor Road (sometimes referred to locally as Phase 1 of the Limerick Northern Distributor Road) but the NDP does not include the construction of the proposed scheme which is referred to locally as Phase 2 of the Limerick Northern Distributor Road.

Construction of the Coonagh to Knockalisheen Distributor Road is currently underway and while implementation of the scheme is the responsibility of Limerick City and County Council the estimated project completion date is 2024.

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