Wednesday, 6 November 2019
Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport
Road Improvement Schemes
183. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if funding will be provided to finance the construction of realignment works along the N55 between Ballymahon, County Longford, and Athlone, County Westmeath; when Transport Infrastructure Ireland will be in a position to fund developments and improvements on this route; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [45685/19]
As Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport, I have responsibility for overall policy and securing capital funding in relation to the national roads programme. Once funding arrangements have been put in place with Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII), under the Roads Acts 1993-2015, the upgrading, improvement and development 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 question to TII for a direct reply. Please advise my private office if you do not receive a reply within 10 working days.