Written Answers. - Road Projects Funding.

Paul McGrath

Ceist:

65 Mr. McGrath asked the Minister for the Environment (1) the moneys which have been spent to date and (2) the moneys he intends to allocate in 1991 for: (a) the Lucan/Kilcock motorway, (b) the Kilcock/Kinnegad motorway, (c) the Kinnegad by-pass, (d) the Mullingar by-pass, (e) the Bunbrosna (Westmeath) Realignment, (f) the Longford by-pass, (g) the Kinnegad/Moate carriageway, (h) the Moate/Athlone carriageway; and the reason funding for the Bunbrosna realignment was not available for 1990 as outlined in Ireland - Road Development Plan 1989 to 1993 as submitted to the EC in March 1989.

I propose to circulate in the Official Report a tabular statement setting out the information requested in respect of the moneys which have been spent to date.

The question of road grant funding in 1991 for the schemes in question will be considered when the road grant allocations for next year are being determined.

The financing and phasing of major road improvement projects generally, and the priority rating of such projects, for the period 1989-93 have been considered in the preparation of the Operational Programme on Peripherality, which was approved by the EC Commission in August of this year. This programme, which will be published shortly, does not envisage construction work on the Bunbrosna scheme in the period to 1993.
Statement on Moneys Spent To-Date.

£

(a) The Lucan/Kilcock motorway.

3,700,000

(b) The Kilcock/Kinnegad motorway.

117,000

(c) The Kinnegad By-Pass.

Nil

(d) The Mullingar By-Pass.

2,254,000

(e) The Bunbrosna (Westmeath) realignment.

18,371

(f) The Longford By-Pass.

216,000

(g) The Kinnegad/Moate carriageway.

66,000

(h) The Moate/Athlone carriageway.

1,250,000