Thursday, 21 November 2019

Questions (218)

Tony McLoughlin

Question:

218. Deputy Tony McLoughlin asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the timeline for the construction and funding of the eastern Garavogue Bridge in County Sligo; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48478/19]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

The Eastern Garovogue and approach road project is one of the 12 regional and local road improvement schemes identified in the National Development Plan 2018-2027 for implementation during the Plan period, subject to necessary approvals. These schemes are being implemented on a phased basis as funding allows. In the case of the Eastern Garavogue Scheme funding is also being provided from the Urban Regeneration and Development Fund.

In line with the requirements of the Public Spending Code (PSC) and the my Department's Capital Appraisal Framework (CAF), an updated project appraisal for the scheme is being prepared. Pending the completion of this appraisal and confirmation of its compliance with PSC and CAF, a construction programme has not been finalised.