Tuesday, 12 March 2019

Ceisteanna (119)

Pearse Doherty

Ceist:

119. Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the amount allocated to the Ennis south flood relief scheme to date; the breakdown of the spending; if the original announcement for the scheme of €8.6 million is still budgeted for; the changes that have been made to the scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12256/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Public)

The Ennis South Flood Relief Scheme is being progressed by Clare County Council with funding from the OPW.

The €8.6m project budget referred to was in respect of a tender competition in 2017. The project was re-tendered in the normal manner arising from pre-contractual issues which have now been resolved. The construction contract was signed between Clare County Council and Ward & Burke Construction Ltd on March 11th 2019 and works are expected to commence in the coming weeks.

The overall project budget, based on the contract with Ward and Burke is €9.7m ex VAT, and is provided for in OPW multi-annual capital budgets. Amendments to the scheme include additional flood defence embankment works and increased culvert capacity.