Friday, 7 September 2018
Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport
1143. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will request of Transport Infrastructure Ireland, TII, that Waterloo junction on the N21, Cork, remain permanently open while health and safety measures are implemented. [36898/18]
As Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport, I have responsibility for overall policy and funding in relation to the national roads programme. The planning, design and operation of individual roads is a matter for Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) under the Roads Acts 1993-2015 in conjunction with the local authorities concerned. Therefore, I have no statutory remit over the planning and design of individual projects.
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 ten working days.