Tuesday, 19 February 2019

Ceisteanna (190)

James Browne

Ceist:

190. Deputy James Browne asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if delays to affect the introduction of a flood relief scheme in Enniscorthy, County Wexford are anticipated; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8157/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Public)

The River Slaney (Enniscorthy) Flood Relief Scheme is at an advanced stage of planning and design, and it is hoped to proceed to formal Exhibition as required under the Arterial Drainage Acts (ADA) in March/April this year. Following this, if the scheme proposals are generally well received, the design will be finalised and all required documentation will be submitted to the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, requesting formal Confirmation of the scheme under the ADA. It is hoped therefore that the tender process for contractors to construct the scheme will begin in mid 2019 with construction commencing in late 2019/early 2020.