Written answers

Wednesday, 2 June 2021

Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport

Road Projects

Photo of Alan KellyAlan Kelly (Tipperary, Labour)
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87. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will extend the N24 Waterford to Cahir project constraints public study beyond the 1 June 2021 deadline in view of Covid-19; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30001/21]

Photo of Hildegarde NaughtonHildegarde Naughton (Galway West, Fine Gael)
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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.This is also subject to the Public Spending Code Guidelines and the necessary statutory approvals.  In this context, TII is best placed to advise you on the N24 project from Waterford to Cahir.

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.


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