Wednesday, 4 February 2004

Ceisteanna (203)

Denis Naughten

Ceist:

293 Mr. Naughten asked the Minister for Transport, further to Question No. 156 of 27 November 2003, the status of the request; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3385/04]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Minister for Transport)

My Department engaged Atkins to review the feasibility, safety implications and cost of raising the height of the Dublin Port Tunnel. It was requested to review a range of options for increasing the operational height of the tunnel, their feasibility, having regard to the state of implementation of the current design and build contract and the likely additional costs and impact on the project completion date.

The final report was received from Atkins on 8 December 2003. I am currently reviewing the findings of the report and have sought further information from the NRA pertaining to its conclusions. No decision has been taken on publication of the report.

Question No. 294 answered with QuestionNo. 288.