Thursday, 16 December 2021
Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport
42. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the extent of engagement with Transport Infrastructure Ireland and Cork County Council on the measures now proposed to make the N22 junctions safe between Macroom and Ballincollig; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [62313/21]
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 operation and management 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. In this context, TII is best placed to advise you.
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.
43. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if there are plans for enhanced safety measures on the R635 (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [61603/21]
Each local authority has statutory responsibility for the improvement and maintenance of public regional and local roads in its area of responsibility under the provisions of Section 13 of the Roads Act 1993.
Works on those roads are funded from each Council's own resources supplemented by State road grants, where applicable. The initial selection and prioritisation of works to be funded is a matter for the local authority.
My Department has not received any application for grant funding under the Regional and Local Road Grant Programme for a safety improvement scheme at this location.