Thursday, 18 April 2013

Ceisteanna (258)

Michael Healy-Rae

Ceist:

258. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if Kerry County Council sought a specific grant to carry out restoration repair work to the surface of the road at the crossing at the Minish Gates on the N22 Killarney/Cork road in view of the fact that the surface of the crossing is extremely rough; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18210/13]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Transport)

As Minister for Transport, Tourism & 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.  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.  

Within its capital budget, the assessment and prioritisation of individual projects is a matter in the first instance for the NRA in accordance with Section 19 of the Roads Act.

 Noting the above 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.