Tuesday, 9 July 2019

Ceisteanna (671)

Aindrias Moynihan

Ceist:

671. Deputy Aindrias Moynihan asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the number of tenders received for the N22 Macroom bypass; the names of the tendering parties; if, upon review of the tenders, he or the Cabinet will have a role in approving the tenders and releasing the funding; and the timeline of same. [30032/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Transport)

As Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport, I have responsibility for overall policy and funding in relation to the national roads programme.  Once funding arrangements have been put in place by my Department with Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII), under the Roads Acts 1993-2015, the planning, design and construction, including procurement and distribution of the Capital roads budget allocation for individual national roads, is a matter for TII in conjunction with the local authorities concerned. 

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