Wednesday, 28 January 2004

Questions (153)

Bernard J. Durkan

Question:

266 Mr. Durkan asked the Minister for Transport the position in regard to identification of final route in respect of the Kilcullen-Waterford motorway; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2477/04]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Transport)

As the Deputy will be aware the planning, design and implementation of national road improvement projects is a matter for the National Roads Authority, NRA, and the relevant local authorities. However, I understand from the NRA that the N9/N10 Dublin-Waterford route, from south of the M9 motorway at Kilcullen, is being planned in two sections. The current position on the northern section — Kilcullen to Powerstown — is that the compulsory purchase order, CPO, and environmental impact statement, EIS, for the section were published in November 2003 and are before An Bord Pleanála. The CPO and EIS for the southern section are expected to be published during 2004.

Question No. 267 answered with QuestionNo. 174.