Wednesday, 21 October 2020

Ceisteanna (41)

Brendan Smith

Ceist:

41. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for Transport if funding will be provided to progress a project (details supplied) in 2021; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [32062/20]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Transport)

As Minister for Transport, I have responsibility for overall policy and securing Exchequer funding in relation to the National Roads Programme.  Once funding arrangements have been put in place with Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII), under the Roads Acts 1993-2015 and in line with the National Development Plan (NDP), the planning, design and construction of individual national roads is a matter for TII, in conjunction with the local authorities concerned.  This is also subject to the requirements of the Public Spending Code Guidelines and necessary statutory approvals.   In this context, TII is best placed to advise on the current status and funding of this proposed project, pending also the Government's proposed review of the NDP.  

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.