Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Questions (274)

Barry Cowen


274. Deputy Barry Cowen asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the projects and proposed measures in the flood risk management plans for County Westmeath in tabular form; the cost of each project; the funding allocated to each project; the expected commencement date for construction; the expected completion date for each project; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14178/19]

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Written answers (Question to Public)

The Flood Risk Management Plans published on 3rd May 2018 did not include any measures for new flood relief capital projects in Co. Westmeath. However a major flood relief scheme for Athlone was already underway at that time and continues to be progressed by Westmeath County Council with funding and direct labour provided by the Office of Public Works.

The following summarises in tabular form the position in relation to the Athlone project:


Project budget Estimate/Funding allocation

Construction commencement date

Expected Construction completion date

Athlone Flood Alleviation Scheme

€12 million

Q4 2017

Q4 2020/Q1 2021