For Written Answer on : 15/02/2022
Question Number(s): 263 Question Reference(s): 8325/22
Asked by: David Stanton T.D.
To ask the Minister for Transport if the preferred route option of the proposed upgrade of the N25 national road between Midleton and Carrigtwohill County Cork that was determined by technical advisors following an assessment will be made public (details supplied); if this information will be communicated to landowners and householders potentially impacted by the choosing of this preferred route; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Details Supplied) with reference to his response to Topical Issue no.2 of 01/02/2022,
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.