Wednesday, 18 November 2020
Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport
Road Improvement Schemes
50. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his plans to provide additional funding to Transport Infrastructure Ireland for safety works to be carried on Turtulla Cross on the N62 between Thurles and the Horse and Jockey, County Tipperary; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37225/20]
As Minister for Transport, I have responsibility for overall policy and securing exchequer 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 and in line with the National Development Plan (NDP), the operation and maintenance of individual national roads is a matter for TII, in conjunction with the local authorities concerned.This is also subject to the requirements of the Public Spending Code Guidelines and necessary statutory approvals.In this context, TII is best placed to advise on the current status and funding of these proposed works..
Noting the above position, I have referred your question, on this occasion, to TII for a direct reply. Please advise my private office if you do not receive a reply within 10 working days.