Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Ceisteanna (19)

Denis Naughten

Ceist:

23 Deputy Denis Naughten asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his plans to fund the upgrade of the N63 Roscommon-Galway road; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [22789/12]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport)

This question relates to plans to upgrade the N63. As Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, I have responsibility for overall policy and funding in relation to the national roads programme. The planning, design and implementation of individual road projects, is a matter for the National Roads Authority (NRA) under the Roads Acts 1993 to 2007 in conjunction with the local authorities concerned. Noting the foregoing position, I have referred the Deputy's question to the NRA for direct reply. Please advise my private office if you don't receive a reply within 10 working days.