Tuesday, 28 June 2011
Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport
Brendan Ryan (Dublin North, Labour)
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]
Leo Varadkar (Minister, Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport; Dublin West, Fine Gael)
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.Â Â Within its capital budget,Â 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.Â Â Noting the above position, I have referred the Deputyâ€™s questions to the NRA for direct reply. Please advise my private office if you donâ€™t receive a reply within 10 working days.