Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Ceisteanna (604, 609)

Eamon Scanlon

Ceist:

604. Deputy Eamon Scanlon asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the status of a project (details supplied); the expected completion date of same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9386/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Eamon Scanlon

Ceist:

609. Deputy Eamon Scanlon asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the status of the N4 Carrick-on-Shannon to Dromod upgrade; the expected completion date of same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9406/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Transport)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 604 and 609 together.

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 Transport Infrastructure Ireland under the Roads Acts 1993-2015 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 TII in accordance with Section 19 of the Roads Act.

Noting the above position, I have referred the Deputy's question to TII for 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 42A.