Written answers

Thursday, 4 July 2024

Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport

Road Projects

Photo of Matt CarthyMatt Carthy (Cavan-Monaghan, Sinn Fein)
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42. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the projected date for the beginning and completion of construction of the N2 Clontibret-to-the-Border road scheme; and the timeframe for commencement of the N2 Ardee to Castleblayney road scheme. [28526/24]

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 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 Infrastructure Guidelines and the necessary statutory approvals.

I can confirm that the N2 Clontibret to the Border scheme is receiving an allocation of €1.6 million in 2024, with funding also being provided through the EU Connecting Europe Facility. While it was not possible to provide an allocation the the N2 Ardee to South of Castleblayney bypass road scheme, it remains part of the NDP, and as with all NDP projects will be considered for funding in future years.

Noting the above position, I have referred your question to TII for a direct update as to the projects on the N2. Please advise my private office if you do not receive a reply within 10 working days.

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