Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Ceisteanna (301)

Éamon Ó Cuív

Ceist:

301. Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the reason the traffic signs manual published by his Department does not specify that Knock and Knock airport be included on all signposts pointing northwards on the M17/N17 from the new Rathmorrisey junction on the M6/M17/M18 northwards; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13171/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Transport)

The Traffic Signs Manual provides detailed guidance on the provision and use of road markings and signs, including their layout and symbols, the circumstances in which they must be used and the rules for positioning them.  It provides examples of the wording to be used on signs but does not and could not specify each and every sign in the country.

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 (including signage) is a matter for the Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) under the Roads Acts 1993-2015 in conjunction with the local authorities concerned.

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.