Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Ceisteanna (224)

Éamon Ó Cuív

Ceist:

224. Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the reason the Office of Public Works has decided not to complete the proposed flood mitigation works at a location (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20874/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Public)

The Claregalway Flood Relief Scheme has been in construction since mid 2016 following the Confirmation of the Scheme by the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform in November, 2015, and is expected to be completed by the end of 2018.

Detailed site investigations in Miontagh North have established that the poor local ground conditions in this particular area mean that the proposed road raising as originally intended cannot be carried out without the risk of destabilising the existing road.

OPW in consultation with Galway County Council is, however, continuing to examine potential alternatives to establish what other works could be undertaken to raise the level of this road and /or provide access for residents in severe flood events without putting the existing road at risk of collapse.