Tuesday, 2 July 2019

Questions (607)

Charlie McConalogue


607. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport further to Parliamentary Question No. 258 of 27 March 2019, the status of the road project; the engagement with the local authority on same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [28046/19]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

As the Deputy is aware, projects proposed by local authorities for consideration under the Specific and Strategic Grant Programmes are assessed by the Department on a case-by-case basis with reference to the Public Spending Code and the Capital Appraisal Framework and taking account of available budgets. All appraisals are assessed taking competing projects and the overall regional and local road capital budget into account.

As regards the Letterkenny Southern Relief Road, following consultation between the Department and the Local Authority, a revised draft Appraisal has now been received from Donegal County Council and is currently under review.

Question No. 608 answered with Question No. 599.