To ask the Minister for Transport the capital and annual cost of the new barrier free tolling regime on the M50; and if he will make a statement on the matter.
- Olivia Mitchell.
For WRITTEN answer on Tuesday, 6th March, 2007.
Ref No: 8257/07
Answered by the Minister for Transport
(Martin Cullen TD)
The statutory power to levy tolls on national roads, to make toll bye-laws and to enter into toll agreements with private investors in respect of national roads, is vested in the National Roads Authority (NRA) under Part V of the Roads Act 1993 (as amended by the Planning and Development Act 2000).
The allocation of funding in relation to the construction or maintenance of national roads is a matter for the NRA under section 19 of the Roads Act, 1993.