Wednesday, 13 January 2016
Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport
Road Projects Status
937. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if testing will be carried out on the N22 Killarney to Cork road to find a way to reduce the noise level affecting residents in an area (details supplied) in County Kerry. [1290/16]
As Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, I have responsibility for overall policy and funding in relation to the national roads programme. The planning, design and implementation of individual road projects, including the N22 Killarney to Cork road, is a matter for the Transport Infrastructure Ireland (formerly known as the NRA) under the Roads Acts 1993-2015 in conjunction with the local authorities concerned.
Within its capital budget, the assessment and prioritisation of individual projects, including noise reduction measures on national roads, is a matter in the first instance for TII in accordance with Section 19 of the Roads Act.
Noting the above position, I have referred the Deputy's question to TII for direct reply. Please advise my private office if you do not receive a reply within 10 working days.