Thursday, 11 April 2019
Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport
Transport Infrastructure Ireland Data
As Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, I have responsibility for overall policy and funding in relation to the national roads programme under the National Development Plan (NDP). Under the Roads Acts 1993-2015, the planning, design and construction of individual national roads is a matter for Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) in conjunction with the local authorities concerned.
Noting the above position, I have referred your questions to TII for a 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 the relevant local authority in accordance with the provisions of Section 13 of the Roads Act 1993. Works on those roads are funded from the Council's own resources supplemented by State road grants. Each local authority is the contracting authority for the purpose of implementation of regional and local road improvement projects.
Under the National Development Plan, my Department is committed at present to providing grant funding towards the cost of 12 capital road improvement schemes. As indicated previously to the Deputy, the status and current estimated cost for each of these schemes is set out in the table below.
|Name of Project||Total Cost of Project €m||Brief Description of Current Status of Project||Project Completion Date|
|R407 Sallins By Pass||57||At Construction.||2020|
|Coonagh to Knockalisheen||52||At land acquisition stage & preparation of tender documents||2022|
|Athy Southern Distributor Road||34||At land acquisition stage and advance works||2023|
|Shannon Crossing/Kilalloe Bypass/R494 Upgrade||62||At land acquisition stage, site investigation and detailed design||2023|
|Eastern Garavogue Bridge and Approach Road (DTTaS element)||20||Land acquisition, advance works and preparation of contract documents.||2022|
|Adamstown & Nangor Road Upgrades||18||At Construction stage||2019|
|Sligo Western Distributor Road (DTTaS element)||15||At Construction stage||2020|
|R498 Latteragh realignment||15||At planning stage||2022|
|Tralee Northern Relief Road||11||At Detailed Appraisal||2021|
|Portlaoise Southern Distributor Road||7||At Construction||2019|
|Laytown to Bettystown Link Road||5||At planning stage||2020|
|Dingle Relief Road||4||At Construction stage||2019|