Thursday, 6 December 2018

Ceisteanna (228, 229)

Jackie Cahill

Ceist:

228. Deputy Jackie Cahill asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if funding will be provided to fully replace the section of the N62 that passes through Roscrea, County Tipperary, in view of the fact it is in a condition that is neither safe or acceptable; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [51286/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Jackie Cahill

Ceist:

229. Deputy Jackie Cahill asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if funding will be provided to fully replace the section of the N62 that enters Templemore, County Tipperary, from Thurles and Roscrea in view of the fact that it is in a condition that is neither safe or acceptable; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [51287/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Transport)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 228 and 229 together.

As Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport, I have responsibility for overall policy and funding in relation to the national roads programme. Under the Roads Acts 1993-2015, the maintenance, improvement 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.

Noting the above position, I have referred the question to TII for a detailed and direct reply. Please advise my private office if you do not receive a reply within 10 working days.