Thursday, 19 September 2019

Questions (203, 204, 205, 206, 212, 218, 219, 220, 221, 222, 223, 224)

Barry Cowen

Question:

203. Deputy Barry Cowen asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if the Grange Castle business park project has been completed; if not, when it is expected to be completed; the estimated cost of the project; the amount spent to date; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38047/19]

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Barry Cowen

Question:

204. Deputy Barry Cowen asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if the Portlaoise southern distributor road project has been completed; if not, when it is expected to be completed; the estimated cost of the project; the amount spent to date; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38048/19]

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Barry Cowen

Question:

205. Deputy Barry Cowen asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if the Laytown to Bettystown link road project has been completed; if not, when it is expected to be completed; the estimated cost of the project; the amount spent to date; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38049/19]

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Barry Cowen

Question:

206. Deputy Barry Cowen asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if the Dingle relief road has been completed; if not, when it is expected to be completed; the estimated cost of the project; the amount spent to date; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38050/19]

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Barry Cowen

Question:

212. Deputy Barry Cowen asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if the Coonagh to Knockalisheen capital project has commenced; if so, the stage the project is at; when the project is expected to go out for tender; when construction will commence; when the project will be completed; the estimated cost of the project; the amount spent to date; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38077/19]

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Barry Cowen

Question:

218. Deputy Barry Cowen asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the stage the Garavogue River project is at; when the project will go out for tender; when construction will commence; when the project will be completed; the estimated cost of the project; the amount spent to date; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38095/19]

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Barry Cowen

Question:

219. Deputy Barry Cowen asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the stage the Sligo western distributor road project is at; when the project will go out for tender; when construction will commence; when the project will be completed; the estimated cost of the project; the amount spent to date; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38096/19]

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Barry Cowen

Question:

220. Deputy Barry Cowen asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the stage the R498 Latteragh realignment project is at; when the project will go out for tender; when construction will commence; when the project will be completed; the estimated cost of the project; the amount spent to date; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38097/19]

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Barry Cowen

Question:

221. Deputy Barry Cowen asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the stage the Shannon crossing project is at; when the project will go out for tender; when construction will commence; when the project will be completed; the estimated cost of the project; the amount spent to date; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38098/19]

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Barry Cowen

Question:

222. Deputy Barry Cowen asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the stage the Tralee northern relief road project is at; when the project will go out for tender; when construction will commence; when the project will be completed; the estimated cost of the project; the amount spent to date; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38099/19]

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Barry Cowen

Question:

223. Deputy Barry Cowen asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the stage the Laytown to Bettystown link road project is at; when the project will go out for tender; when construction will commence; when the project will be completed; the estimated cost of the project; the amount spent to date; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38100/19]

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Barry Cowen

Question:

224. Deputy Barry Cowen asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the stage the Dingle relief road project is at; when the project will go out for tender; when construction will commence; when the project will be completed; the estimated cost of the project; the amount spent to date; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38101/19]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 203 to 206, inclusive, 212, and 218 to 224, 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.

Under Project Ireland 2040 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 these regional and local road schemes.

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 the end of August this year. 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 end August 2019 €

Total Estimated Cost to DTTaS

Estimated Project Completion Date

R407 Sallins By Pass

3,646,262

57,000,000

2020

Coonagh to Knockalisheen

1,675,744

52,000,000

2022

Athy Southern Distributor Road

617,778

34,000,000

2023

Adamstown and Nangor Road Upgrade

3,769,578

18,000,000

Construction Complete

Eastern Garavogue Bridge and Approach Road

50,000

20,000,000

2022

Sligo Western Distributor Road

5,943,498

15,000,000

2020

R498 Latteragh Realignment

0

15,000,000

2022

Tralee Northern Relief Road

0

11,000,000

2021

Portlaoise Southern Distributor Road

2,505,615

7,000,000

2019

Laytown to Bettystown Link Road

38,606

8,000,000

2020

Dingle Relief Road

821,867

4,000,000

Construction Complete

Shannon Crossing/Kilalloe Bypass/R494 Upgrade

1,505,815

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.

Question No. 207 answered with Question No. 200.