Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Ceisteanna (648)

John Curran

Ceist:

648. Deputy John Curran asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his plans to examine delivering a second intersection on the N7 at Rathcoole to alleviate a traffic bottleneck in Rathcoole village, County Dublin; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9937/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Transport)

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 don't receive a reply within 10 working days.

A referred reply was forwarded to the Deputy under Standing Order 42A.