Thursday, 11 July 2019
Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport
Road Improvement Schemes
820. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if specific funding will be provided to Cavan County Council in 2020 towards the necessary upgrade of a national secondary route and essential safety measures on the road (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31237/19]
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.