Thursday, 17 October 2019

Ceisteanna (275, 276)

Aindrias Moynihan

Ceist:

275. Deputy Aindrias Moynihan asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the status of the tendering process for the Macroom bypass project; and the date by which this contract will be awarded. [42739/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Aindrias Moynihan

Ceist:

276. Deputy Aindrias Moynihan asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the type of tendering process that is being used to select a bidder for the Macroom bypass project; and the stages involved in this type of tendering process. [42740/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Transport)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 275 and 276 together.

As Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport, I have responsibility for overall policy and funding in relation to the national roads programme.  Under the Roads Acts 1993-2015, the planning, design, procurement and construction 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 to TII for a direct reply.  Please advise my private office if you do not receive a reply within 10 working days.