To ask the Minister for Transport the plans he has to review the National Development Plan in the context of the development of the road network between gateways and hubs other than those provided by the major interurban routes; and if he will make a statement on the matter.
- Denis Naughten.
For ORAL answer on Tuesday, 17th June, 2008.
Ref No: 19798/08
Answered by the Minister for Transport
(Noel Dempsey T.D.)
As Minister for Transport, I have responsibility for overall policy and funding in relation to the national roads programme element of Transport 21. The implementation of individual national road projects, including the development of the road network between gateways and hubs other than those provided by the Major Interurban routes, is a matter for the National Roads Authority (NRA) under the Roads Act, 1993 in line with the National Spatial Strategy and in conjunction with the local authorities concerned.
The monitoring, management and implementation arrangements (including review) for the National Development Plan are as set out in Chapter 13 of the published document.