Written answers

Thursday, 11 April 2019

Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport

Transport Infrastructure Ireland Data

Photo of Eamon RyanEamon Ryan (Dublin Bay South, Green Party)
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180. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the new road infrastructure projects contractually committed to or under construction; and the cost of each. [17180/19]

Photo of Shane RossShane Ross (Dublin Rathdown, Independent)
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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 ProjectTotal Cost of Project €mBrief Description of Current Status of ProjectProject Completion Date
R407 Sallins By Pass 57At Construction.2020
Coonagh to Knockalisheen 52At land acquisition stage & preparation of tender documents2022
Athy Southern Distributor Road34At land acquisition stage and advance works2023
Shannon Crossing/Kilalloe Bypass/R494 Upgrade62At land acquisition stage, site investigation and detailed design2023
Eastern Garavogue Bridge and Approach Road (DTTaS element) 20Land acquisition, advance works and preparation of contract documents.2022
Adamstown & Nangor Road Upgrades 18At Construction stage2019
Sligo Western Distributor Road (DTTaS element)15At Construction stage2020
R498 Latteragh realignment15At planning stage2022
Tralee Northern Relief Road11At Detailed Appraisal2021
Portlaoise Southern Distributor Road7At Construction2019
Laytown to Bettystown Link Road5At planning stage2020
Dingle Relief Road4At Construction stage2019

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