Wednesday, 22 May 2019

Ceisteanna (189)

Bernard Durkan


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