Tuesday, 10 December 2019

Questions (151)

Dara Calleary


151. Deputy Dara Calleary asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the status of the Crossmolina flood relief scheme as of 1 December 2019; if the proposed timeline is on schedule; if the scheme will be submitted for assessment before 31 December 2019; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [51146/19]

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Written answers (Question to Public)

Work is nearing completion by the scheme consultants on the detailed design work required to finalise the documents for submission to the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform for formal Confirmation or approval of the Scheme under the Arterial Drainage Act 1945.

Some delay has been experienced in relation to further necessary site investigative works which required specific favourable weather conditions which had to be waited for.

It is now envisaged that the proposed scheme will be submitted for Confirmation in early 2020. Subject to this confirmation process and procurement of a contractor, it is hoped that construction will still commence in the second half of 2020.