Thursday, 11 April 2019
Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport
169. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his plans to fund the Thurles bypass in 2019 or 2020; if funding will be provided for this project; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17071/19]
As Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport, I have responsibility for overall policy and securing capital funding in relation to the national roads programme. Under the Roads Acts 1993-2015 and in the context of delivering the Government's commitments arising out Project Ireland 2040, the planning, design, and construction, including the distribution of funding for individual national roads, is a matter for TII in conjunction with the local authorities concerned.
Noting the above position, I have referred the question to TII for a direct reply. Please advise my private office if you do not receive a reply within 10 working days.