Tuesday, 26 November 2019

Ceisteanna (432)

Jackie Cahill

Ceist:

432. Deputy Jackie Cahill asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the status of a bypass for Thurles, County Tipperary; if the bypass is included in the Project Ireland 2040 plan; if TII expects that it will be constructed within the lifetime of the plan; if it is itemised within the plan; if the bypass for Thurles project has been included in material published by his Department or TII either in material published as part of the Project Ireland 2040 plan or since; if so, if he will provide the extract that includes the information; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [49134/19]

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.  Under the Roads Acts 1993-2015, the planning, design and construction of individual national roads is a matter for Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) in conjunction with the local authorities concerned. 

I understand from TII that the proposed N62 Thurles Bypass scheme was suspended back in 2011, after potential routes were assessed.

Noting the above position, I have referred your question to TII for a direct reply and to provide you with information about its suspension.  Please advise my private office if you do not receive a reply within 10 working days.

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