To ask the Minister for Transport if he will designate the new Cashel to Mitchelstown/Cullahil to Cashel N8 upgrades as motorways in the future; and if he will make a statement on the matter.
- Tom Hayes.
For WRITTEN answer on Tuesday, 8th July, 2008.
Ref No: 27620/08
Answered by the Minister for Transport
(Noel Dempsey T.D.)
Under Section 8 of the Roads Act 1993 the National Roads Authority (NRA) may apply to the Minster for Transport to re-designate a road to be a motorway subject to certain conditions being met. This includes a requirement for a public consultation process.
That process is being undertaken in connection with an application by the National Roads Authority for redesignation of elements of the N6, N7, N8 and N9 as motorways. A number of written submissions have been received and these submissions are currently under consideration in my Department. Once that process has been concluded, I will make a decision on whether to grant the application from the NRA.