Thursday, 12 February 2004

Questions (162)

Finian McGrath


162 Mr. F. McGrath asked the Minister for Transport if he plans to meet residents groups in the Marino, Fairview and Santry areas regarding super-cube trucks and the Dublin Port tunnel; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [4393/04]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Transport)

My Department engaged Atkins to review the feasibility, safety implications and cost of raising the height of the Dublin Port tunnel. Its final report was received 8 December 2003. At present I am reviewing its findings and I have sought further information from the National Roads Authority pertaining to its conclusions.

I have not received a request to meet the groups to discuss the issue nor do I intend to. Dublin City Council manages the project and has responsibility for traffic management in the area. It consulted, and will continue to do so, the local residents on all aspects of the project.