Wednesday, 14 December 2016
Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport
242. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will commission Transport Infrastructure Ireland, TII, to conduct a review on the N24 between Carrick on Suir and Mooncoin, inclusive of all junctions and assess the need for upgrades of the safety measures currently in place to ensure the necessity for same will be brought to the attention of him and TII and commenced immediately; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [40341/16]
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 operation of individual national road projects 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. The assessment of safety on the national road network is also a matter for TII. Noting the above position, I have referred your question to TII for direct reply. Please advise my private office if you don't receive a reply within 10 working days.