Written answers

Thursday, 15 October 2020

Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport

Road Projects

Photo of Michael RingMichael Ring (Mayo, Fine Gael)
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114. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the national roads that have been selected to go ahead in the national plan; and the roads that have been deselected from the national plan. [30780/20]

Photo of Eamon RyanEamon Ryan (Dublin Bay South, Green Party)
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As Minister for Transport I have responsibility for overall policy and securing exchequer funding in relation to the National Roads Programme.

Under the Roads Acts 1993-2015, and in line with the National Development Plan (NDP), the planning, design and construction of individual national roads is a matter for Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII), in conjunction with the local authorities concerned.TII seeks to deliver the National Roads Programme in line with Project Ireland 2040, the National Planning Framework and the NDP.

The Programme for Government includes a commitment to bring forward the planned review of the NDP from 2022 and use the review to set out an updated NDP for the period to 2031. The review of the NDP will be aligned with the National Planning Framework and Project Ireland 2040. Work is underway within my Department to contribute to this planned review. Questions in relation to the review of the NDP generally may be addressed to my colleague the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform.

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