Wednesday, 18 December 2019
Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport
Noise Mitigation Measures
388. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his plans for noise mitigation measures along the M8, N20 and N25; if there is a timetable for the implementation of the measures; the regulations and guidelines for the assessment of areas suitable for noise mitigation measures; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [53610/19]
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 operation of individual national roads is a matter for Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII), in conjunction with the relevant local authorities. This includes arrangements concerning noise mitigating measures.
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.