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Dáil Éireann Debate, Thursday - 4 November 2021

Thursday, 4 November 2021

Ceisteanna (125)

Paul Donnelly

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125. Deputy Paul Donnelly asked the Minister for Transport his views on the N3/M50 upgrade; and if funding will be provided for this important project for commuters in an area (details supplied) and BusConnects. [53712/21]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Transport)

As Minister for Transport I have responsibility for overall policy and exchequer funding in relation to the National Roads Programme. Under the Roads Acts 1993-2015 and in line with the National Development Plan (NDP), the upgrading, improvement and management of individual national roads is a matter for Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII), in conjunction with the local authorities concerned. This is also subject to the requirements of the Public Spending Code and the necessary statutory approvals. In this context and taking account of available funding, my view is that projects such as the N3 upgrade, with a focus on improving public transport, are important. TII is best placed to advise you on the status of this project.

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.

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