Tuesday, 9 July 2019

Ceisteanna (598)

James Lawless

Ceist:

598. Deputy James Lawless asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the regulations or national guidelines being used for compliance with road safety issues in the construction of the Sallins bypass; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29074/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Transport)

The R407 Sallins Bypass is amongst a number of regional and local road schemes identified to be progressed in Project Ireland 2040.  The construction contract was awarded by Kildare County Council to the successful contractor, SIAC Colas JV, in Q4 2017. 

The Contractor, as Project Supervisor for the Construction Stage, is responsible for compliance with national standards and guidelines used for compliance with road safety issues.  The most relevant of these in this case is the Traffic Signs Manual as published by my Department. This Manual sets out the type of traffic signs which should be used on public roads. In particular chapter 8 of the Manual identifies the type of traffic signs which should be used where construction works are undertaken on public roads.