Seanad debates

Wednesday, 24 November 2021

An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business

 

10:30 am

Photo of Paddy BurkePaddy Burke (Fine Gael)

I call for a debate at some stage in the near future with the Minister for Transport, Deputy Ryan, on roads infrastructure. I welcome the new contract awarded for the road from Frenchpark to Scramogue in the west. I hope that parts of the road will have a two and one design, where traffic can overtake safely on single lane roadways. A significant number of other single lane roads throughout the country, particularly the road from Castlebar to Frenchpark, have certain parts where second lanes could be put in for short stretches to allow traffic to overtake in a safe manner. This is crucial on single lane roads throughout the country. It would be an easy and inexpensive way to upgrade many single lane routes to allow traffic to progress at maximum speed, whether that is 80 km/h or 100 km/h. It is an area we should look at. I would welcome an opportunity to discuss this with the Minister, Deputy Ryan, in the House.

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