Thursday, 11 July 2019
Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport
Road Projects Status
806. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the status of the planned M20 motorway between Cork and Limerick; the stage of the project; the next steps and associated timelines; when he envisages the project moving to planning, detailed design, tender and construction; when the motorway will be completed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30982/19]
As Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport, I have responsibility for overall policy and funding in relation to the national roads programme. Once funding arrangements have been put in place by my Department with Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII), under the Roads Acts 1993-2015, the planning, design and construction of individual national roads is a matter for TII, in conjunction with the local authorities concerned. TII also manage and distribute the capital national roads programme budget.
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.