Written answers

Thursday, 4 December 2014

Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport

Traffic Management

Photo of Bernard DurkanBernard Durkan (Kildare North, Fine Gael)
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207. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the extent to which his Department continues to monitor areas of particular traffic congestion with particular reference to those areas raising health and safety concerns; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46643/14]

Photo of Paschal DonohoePaschal Donohoe (Dublin Central, 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 construction, improvement and maintenance of individual national roads are matters for the National Roads Authority (NRA) under the Roads Acts 1993 to 2007 in conjunction with the local authorities concerned.  Noting this I have referred the Deputy's question to the NRA for direct reply. Please advise my private office if you do not receive a reply within 10 working days.

The improvement and maintenance of regional and local roads  is the statutory responsibility of each local authority, in accordance with the provisions of Section 13 of the Roads Act 1993.

I would also add that traffic management in its area is a matter for the local authority concerned in conjunction with An Garda Siochana.


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