Wednesday, 16 September 2020

Questions (26)

Fergus O'Dowd

Question:

26. Deputy Fergus O'Dowd asked the Minister for Transport the position regarding the funding for the proposed Narrow Water bridge between counties Louth Down; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24355/20]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

Following on from the Fresh Start Agreement, the "New Decade, New Approach" document indicates that the Government is ready to jointly progress consideration of options for the development of the Narrow Water bridge project at the North South Ministerial Council. 

Options for the development of the Narrow Water Bridge project are under examination by relevant Departments, in consultation with Local Authorities, taking into account other proposed road projects in the area including the Newry Southern Relief Road. Consideration of options for a bridge is not at a stage where there is a clearly defined and costed scheme. Pending future decisions on the project, there is, therefore, no specific allocation of funding for the scheme.