Tuesday, 10 February 2004

Ceisteanna (318, 319, 320)

Aengus Ó Snodaigh

Ceist:

394 Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Minister for Transport if the Luas works on Davitt Road, Dublin 12, are over schedule and the time limits have been breached several times; and the new deadline for completion. [3979/04]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Aengus Ó Snodaigh

Ceist:

396 Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Minister for Transport if the contractors involved in Luas works on Davitt Road, Dublin 12, will reinstate the Grand Canal banks along the stretch of road to a condition acceptable to the local community which has patiently awaited completion of these disruptive works. [3981/04]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Minister for Transport)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 394 and 396 together.

The Railway Procurement Agency, RPA, is responsible for the management of the Luas project. I have contacted the agency about the Luas works on Davitt Road and it has informed me that the two way traffic system will not be restored until all the works are completed. The decision was taken in consultation with all interested parties. The estimated date for completion of these works is April 2004.

The section of the scheme along Davitt Road canal bank has been designed in conjunction with Waterways Ireland. The RPA has informed me that the Luas contractor's responsibility extends only to those areas disturbed by the construction of the Luas.

Aengus Ó Snodaigh

Ceist:

395 Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Minister for Transport if the disruptive Luas works are six months overdue for completion on Steven's Hill, Dublin 8; and the new deadline date for completion. [3980/04]

Amharc ar fhreagra

The Railway Procurement Agency, RPA, is responsible for the management of the Luas project. The RPA has informed me, however, that St. Steeven's Lane has now been closed permanently to through traffic following initial periods of temporary closure. It has also assured me that the closure of the lane to through traffic is in line with the plans for Luas, line A, in respect of which a light railway order has been made. The Luas works in this area will be completed over the coming weeks when trial running will commence.

Question No. 396 answered with QuestionNo. 394.