Wednesday, 21 September 2022
Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport
39. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport further to Parliamentary Question Nos. 91 and 126 of 26 April 2022, if his Department will reconsider the decision not to designate funding this year to the proposed upgrade of the N25 national road between Midleton and Carrigtwohill, County Cork; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46370/22]
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 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.
While it was not possible to provide funding to advance the N25 Carrigtwohill to Midleton road this year, it remains part of the NDP. The delivery programme for the project will be kept under review for next year and considered in terms of the overall funding envelope available for the national roads programme.
Noting the above position, I have referred your question to TII for an update as to the current status of this project. Please advise my private office if you do not receive a reply within 10 working days.