Wednesday, 22 May 2019

Ceisteanna (189)

Bernard Durkan

Ceist:

189. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the degree to which his Department monitors the various traffic routes nationally with a view to ensuring advancement of upgrading proposals before reaching gridlock; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [22262/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Transport)

With regard to the issue of national roads, as Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport, I have responsibility for overall policy and funding in relation the National Roads Programme.  Under the Roads Acts 1993-2015, the planning, design, construction and upgrading of individual national roads is a matter for Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII), in conjunction with the local authorities concerned. 

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

I can also advise that, implementation of the Regional and Local road improvement projects (including traffic monitoring) is the responsibility of the  relevant road authority. 

A referred reply was forwarded to the Deputy under Standing Order 42A