Thursday, 11 April 2019

Ceisteanna (174)

Seán Sherlock

Ceist:

174. Deputy Sean Sherlock asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the estimated costs of a project (details supplied). [17088/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Transport)

As Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, I have responsibility for overall policy and funding in relation to the national roads programme.  Under the Roads Acts 1993-2015, the planning, design, procurement and construction of individual national roads is a matter for TII in conjunction with the local authorities concerned.  As part of TII’s above remit, TII's role includes appraising estimated costs for projects.

The Department of Public Expenditure and Reform's (D/Per) Public Spending Code (PSC) and my Department's Capital Appraisal Framework (CAF) provides the framework for assessing road capital projects and where projects are in excess of €100 million, Government approval is required before contracts may be awarded.  

My Department is currently in receipt of a revised Business Case (BC) for the Dunkettle interchange and the BC is currently being reviewed by my Department’s Strategic Research and Analysis Division (SRAD).  The BC will then be forwarded to D/Per for further review and if the project meets the requirements of the CAF and the PSC, Government approval for the project will be sought.

In terms of the estimated costs for the project, I have referred your question to TII for a more detailed and direct reply on this specific issue.  Please advise my private office if a reply is not received within 10 working days.

A referred reply was forwarded to the Deputy under Standing Order 42A