Friday, 6 September 2019

Questions (1593)

Michael Healy-Rae


1593. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport when work will commence on a section of the north Kerry greenway (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35721/19]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

As the Deputy is probably aware, funding was awarded to Kerry County Council for a Greenway between Listowel and the Limerick County Border, as part of the Great Southern Greenway. No work has been started to date on this section of Greenway as funding has only been recently awarded.

I am informed by Kerry County Council that they have carried out vegetative clearance on the majority of the line in early 2018 to allow for surveys and design work to be completed. A small area around Kilmorna was not cleared at this time for logistical reasons.

Kerry County Council are currently preparing the preconstruction documentation associated with a project of this nature including construction methodology, safety statements, the procurement of the works in accordance with Public Procurement Guidelines for Goods and Services and also the project programme. Once these preliminary documents are complete Kerry County Council will be in a position to provide an accurate date as to when construction will commence. It is envisaged however that work will commence in 2019.