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Dáil Question on upgrading Osberstown Interchange

Dáil Question No: 51

To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will provide an update on the proposed Interchange to facilitate the Kerry Group at Osberstown, Naas, County Kildare; if he will provide details of the funding available to complete the project; and when he expects it to commence in order to prevent traffic difficulties on the opening of the facility. – Anthony Lawlor.

For ORAL answer on Wednesday, 2nd April, 2014. Ref No: 15044/14

Answered by the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Leo Varadkar

REPLY

The improvement and maintenance of regional and local roads is the statutory responsibility of each local authority, in accordance with the provisions of Section 13 of the Roads Act 1993. Works on those roads are funded from local authorities own resources supplemented by State road grants.  The initial selection and prioritisation of works to be funded is also a matter for the local authority.

As the Osberstown Interchange project is under consideration by An Bord Pleanála,  there has been no discussion of funding options for the construction of this project with Kildare County Council.

ENDS