Tuesday, 5 February 2019

Ceisteanna (544)

Fiona O'Loughlin

Ceist:

544. Deputy Fiona O'Loughlin asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the costing of the M7 upgrades; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [4952/19]

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. My Department allocates the national capital roads programme budget to Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) to manage and deliver (in accordance with the Roads Acts 1993-2015) the planning, design, and construction of all national roads developments, in conjunction with the local authorities concerned.

Noting the above position, I have, therefore, referred the question, on the costing of the M7 upgrade, to TII for a direct reply to you. Please advise my private office if you do not receive a reply within 10 working days.