I am advised by the Commissioners of Public Works that the Ballymakeera-Ballyvourney, Baile Mhic Ire-Baile Bhuirne, scheme is at outline design stage where the preferred options for the scheme are being finalised. A total of €55,000 has been expended to date on the scheme. A total project budget will be finalised before public exhibition, but the initial indications are that the cost estimate will be approximately €3 million. The Office of Public Works has included provision for the costs of the proposed works in its financial profile in the period up to 2020. It is proposed to hold a second public information day, to be followed by a public exhibition of the preferred scheme in 2017. When these stages have been successfully completed, the scheme can be progressed to detailed design stage and confirmation, following which it will proceed to construction.