Thursday, 19 January 2023
Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport
49. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he has examined the possibility of having access to the new N22 west of Macroom at Carrigaphooca, County Cork; the measures that would be necessary to bring this about; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2054/23]
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.
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.