Written answers

Thursday, 28 November 2019

Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport

Road Projects

Photo of Mattie McGrathMattie McGrath (Tipperary, Independent)
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238. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the reason for the delay in advancing plans for a bypass for Thurles, County Tipperary; if an estimate for the completion of the project will be provided; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [49528/19]

Photo of Shane RossShane Ross (Dublin Rathdown, Independent)
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As Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport, I have responsibility for overall policy and funding in relation to the national roads programme.  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 question to TII for a direct reply and to provide you with information about its suspension.  Please advise my private office if you do not receive a reply within 10 working days.

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