Thursday, 4 October 2018

Questions (212)

Robert Troy

Question:

212. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the status of the Sallins bypass; and the expenditure on this project by year and purpose, in tabular form. [40453/18]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

The improvement and maintenance of regional and local roads is a statutory function of each road authority in accordance with the provisions of Section 13 of the Roads Act 1993. The carrying out of works on these roads is a matter for the relevant local authority to be funded from its own resources supplemented by State road grants. The selection and prioritisation of road works is also a matter for the local authority.

The main design and construction elements of the Naas Bypass Widening Scheme, Osberstown Interchange and Sallins Bypass Schemes are being progressed under one construction contract. Kildare County Council as the contracting authority for the three projects is responsible for the management of the project.

Since 2016, almost €17m has been paid to Kildare County Council to date for the R407 Sallins Bypass; €1,015,459 in 2016, €9,321,719 in 2017 and €6,587,970 to date in 2018. The project is at construction with completion expected in 2020.