Wednesday, 28 February 2018

Ceisteanna (200)

Robert Troy

Ceist:

200. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the status of plans to upgrade the N4 road prior to the shelving of this plan in 2011; if this route will become a dual carriageway or a motorway; if the preparatory work which was previously undertaken on this route can be used on this occasion; the timeframe for this project; and the stages this project will have to go through. [10395/18]

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 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.