Thursday, 17 November 2022
Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport
140. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport further to Parliamentary Question No. 307 of 21 April 2021, if consultants have been appointed for the purposes of providing a pedestrian footbridge over the Owenriff river in Oughterard; when he expects this work to commence; when the work will be completed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [57071/22]
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 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. In this context, TII is best placed to advise you on the footbridge over the Owenriff River.
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.