Tuesday, 25 June 2019

Questions (638, 639, 640, 641, 642, 646, 655, 656, 657)

Robert Troy

Question:

638. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the allocation from the Exchequer and other sources under the capital plan 2016-2021 to the Shannon crossing bridge at Killaloe; the amount spent to date; the expected completion date; the estimated capital cost to finish the project; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26138/19]

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Robert Troy

Question:

639. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the allocation from the Exchequer and other sources under the capital plan 2016-2021 to the Athy southern distributor road; the amount spent to date; the expected completion date; the estimated capital cost to finish the project; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26139/19]

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Robert Troy

Question:

640. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the allocation from the Exchequer and other sources under the capital plan 2016-2021 to the Portlaoise southern distributor road; the amount spent to date; the expected completion date; the estimated capital cost to finish the project; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26140/19]

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Robert Troy

Question:

641. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the allocation from the Exchequer and other sources under the capital plan 2016-2021 to phase 4 of the Dingle relief road; the amount spent to date; the expected completion date; the estimated capital cost to finish the project; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26141/19]

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Robert Troy

Question:

642. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the allocation from the Exchequer and other sources under the capital plan 2016-2021 to the Laytown to Bettystown link road; the amount spent to date; the expected completion date; the estimated capital cost to finish the project; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26142/19]

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Robert Troy

Question:

646. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the allocation from the Exchequer and other sources under the capital plan 2016-2021 to the roads maintenance programme; the amount spent to date; the expected completion date; the estimated capital cost of finishing the project; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26172/19]

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Robert Troy

Question:

655. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the allocation from the Exchequer and other sources under the capital plan 2016-2021 to the Sallins bypass project; the amount spent to date; the expected completion date; the estimated capital cost of finishing the project; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26181/19]

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Robert Troy

Question:

656. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the allocation from the Exchequer and other sources under the capital plan 2016-2021 to the Garavogue River road project in County Sligo; the amount spent to date; the expected completion date; the estimated capital cost of finishing the project; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26182/19]

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Robert Troy

Question:

657. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the allocation from the Exchequer and other sources under the capital plan 2016-2021 to the Grange Castle business park upgrade; the amount spent to date; the expected completion date; the estimated capital cost of finishing the project; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26183/19]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 638 to 642, inclusive, 646 and 655 to 657, inclusive, together.

The improvement and maintenance of regional and local roads is the statutory responsibility of the relevant local authority in accordance with the provisions of Section 13 of the Roads Act 1993. Works on those roads are funded from the Council's own resources supplemented by State road grants. Each local authority is the contracting authority for the purpose of implementation of regional and local road improvement projects.

Project Ireland 2040, including the National Development Plan (NDP), is the continuation of the original 2016-2021 "Building on Recovery" capital plan. Under the NDP my Department is committed at present to providing grant funding towards the cost of 12 significant capital road improvement schemes. The table below reflects the current position regarding my Department's funding of the NDP regional and local road schemes mentioned by the Deputy.

As regards grant expenditure to date on these schemes, the Regional and Local Road payment booklets available in the Oireachtas library provide details of grant payments made by my Department to the end of 2018. The 2019 Regional and Local Road allocation booklet outlines the allocations for these schemes this year and the table below outlines grants paid out to date in 2019. I would point out that cost estimates for road improvement schemes are reviewed at project development milestones and allowing for cost inflation and project implementation risks can be subject to change.

Name of Project

Spend to Date in 2019 €

Total Estimated Cost to DTTaS

Project Completion Date

R407 Sallins By Pass

1,594,133

57,000,000

2020

Athy Southern Distributor Road

416,333

34,000,000

2023

Adamstown and Nangor Road Upgrade

3,769,578

18,000,000

2019

Eastern Garavogue Bridge and Approach Road

50,000

20,000,000

2022

Portlaoise Southern Distributor Road

1,091,956

7,000,000

2019

Laytown to Bettystown Link Road

38,606

5,000,000

2020

Dingle Relief Road

634,119

4,000,000

2019

Shannon Crossing/Kilalloe Bypass/R494 Upgrade

900,956

62,000,000

2023

The bulk of the funding available under the NDP for regional and local roads is earmarked for maintenance and renewal work. In this context grants are provided on an ongoing basis to local authorities under a range of programmes operated by the Department with the allocations for individual programmes determined on an annual basis within the overall capital envelope. The Regional and Local Road allocation and payment booklets in the Oireachtas library provide allocation and expenditure details by grant programme.

Question No. 643 answered with Question No. 620.
Question No. 644 answered with Question No. 631.