Written answers

Wednesday, 8 December 2021

Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport

Road Projects

Photo of Niamh SmythNiamh Smyth (Cavan-Monaghan, Fianna Fail)
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45. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will review local authority correspondence (details supplied) regarding the N2 project; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [60737/21]

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 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 and the necessary statutory approvals.

The NDP and its review, which has been developed by Government and underpins the implementation of the National Planning Framework, provides the strategic framework for TII’s national roads programme for the period from 2021 to 2030. The focus of TII’s national road activities over the coming years is, accordingly, being directed towards the national road improvement schemes that are included in the NDP.

The N33 national road, which links from the M1 motorway to the N2 and roundabout at Ardee, is not included in the NDP and is not proposed for advancement as a major scheme in the national roads programme at present.


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