Written answers

Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport

Road Network

8:00 pm

Photo of Brendan  RyanBrendan Ryan (Dublin North, Labour)
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Question 555: To ask the Minister for Transport; Tourism and Sport his plans to include the Bonagee link road in Letterkenny, County Donegal, within a National Roads Authority strategy document; and if not, the reason for its exclusion; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17227/11]

Photo of Leo VaradkarLeo Varadkar (Minister, Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport; Dublin West, Fine Gael)
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As Minister for Transport, I have responsibility for overall policy and funding in relation to the national roads programme. The planning, design and implementation of individual national road projects is a matter for the National Roads Authority (NRA) under the Roads Acts 1993 to 2007 in conjunction with the local authorities concerned.   Within its capital budget, the assessment and prioritisation of individual projects is a matter in the first instance for the NRA in accordance with section 19 of the Roads Act.  Noting the above position, I have referred the Deputy’s questions to the NRA for direct reply. Please advise my private office if you don’t receive a reply within 10 working days.

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