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Road Projects Expenditure

Dáil Éireann Debate, Thursday - 18 October 2018

Thursday, 18 October 2018

Ceisteanna (290)

Robert Troy

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290. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the allocation from the Exchequer and from other sources under the capital plan to the N22 Ballyvourney to Macroom project; the amount that has been spent to date; the expected completion date; the estimated capital cost of finishing the project; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [43121/18]

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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. When Exchequer funding has been allocated, under the Roads Acts 1993-2015, the planning, design and operation of individual roads is a matter for the relevant road authority in relation to local and regional roads, or for Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) in conjunction with the local authorities concerned, in relation to national roads.

The Government's Capital Investment Plan (CIP) "Building on Recovery - Infrastructure and Capital Investment" provides the strategic and financial framework for TII's activities for the period 2016 to 2021. The proposed N22 Ballyvourney-Macroom project is one of a number of major national road improvement schemes that were identified for development during the period of the CIP. In that context, when my Department, in conjunction with the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform, provides Capital funding to TII for the implementation of the CIP, TII's function is to then deliver on an integrated approach to the future development and operation of the national roads network throughout Ireland. Consequently, TII will be in a position to advise on the current status and funding of the N22 Ballyvourney to Macroom project.

Noting the above position, I have referred the question to TII for a 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
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