Wednesday, 2 October 2019

Ceisteanna (97)

Peadar Tóibín

Ceist:

97. Deputy Peadar Tóibín asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the details of each State infrastructure project that is in development or is due for completion in 2019 in which it is in excess of the budget assigned to the project for its current stage to date. [39522/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Transport)

As Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, I have responsibility for policy and overall funding in relation to public transport and roads.

The National Transport Authority (NTA) has statutory responsibility for the planning and development of public transport infrastructure in the Greater Dublin Area and our regional cities. Noting the NTA's responsibility in the matter, I have referred the Deputy's question to the NTA for a direct reply. Please contact my private office if you do not receive a reply within 10 days.

The improvement and maintenance of regional and local roads is the statutory responsibility of the relevant local authority in accordance with the provisions of Section 13 of the Roads Act 1993. Works on those roads are funded from the Council's own resources supplemented by State road grants. Each local authority is the contracting authority for the purpose of implementation of regional and local road improvement projects.

In the case of national roads Transport Infrastructure Ireland in conjunction with the relevant local authority is responsible for the implementation of road improvement schemes.

I would point out that cost estimates for road improvement schemes are reviewed at project development milestones and allowing for cost inflation and project implementation risks are subject to change. The Total Scheme Budget at the point of the award of the main construction contract forms the basis for assessing the cost outturn once the final account for a scheme is settled.

In relation to the road PPP projects, the PPP company is responsible for construction and carries the budget risk for the project.

The details for road projects in development or completion in 2019 are included in the following table.

NATIONAL ROADS

SCHEME NAME

ESTIMATE STAGE

BUDGET OUTTURN

AT CONSTRUCTION IN 2019

N11 Gorey Enniscorthy PPP (Scheme Open)

Construction Estimate

Construction Risk with PPP Co.

N25 New Ross Bypass PPP

Construction Estimate

Construction Risk with PPP Co.

M7 Naas Road Widening

Construction Estimate

Final Account TBD

N56 Mountcharles to Inver

Construction Estimate

Final Account TBD

N56 Dungloe to Glenties

Construction Estimate

Final Account TBD

N4 Collooney to Castlebaldwin

Construction Estimate

Final Account TBD

SCHEMES PROGRESSING TO CONSTRUCTION

N5 Westport to Turlough

Final Business Case Cost Estimate

To be determined

N22 Ballyvourney to Macroom

Final Business Case Cost Estimate

To be determined

SCHEMES INTENDING TO GO TO TENDER

M8/N25 Dunkettle

TBD for Final Business Case

To be determined

N69 Listowel Bypass

TBD for Final Business Case

To be determined

N52 Ardee Bypass

TBD for Final Business Case

To be determined

N5 Ballaghaderreen to Scramoge

TBD for Final Business Case

To be determined

N59 Moycullen Bypass

TBD for Final Business Case

To be determined

INTENDING TO PROCEED TO PLANNING APPROVAL

N21/N69 Limerick to Foynes, incorporating the Adare Bypass

Business Case Cost Estimate

To be determined

SUBJECT TO JUDICAL REVIEW POST STATUTORY PROCESS

N28 Cork to Ringaskiddy

Business Case Cost Estimate

To be determined

REGIONAL & LOCAL ROADS

AT CONSTRUCTION/CONSTRUCTION COMPLETED

R407 Sallins Bypass

Construction Estimate

Final Account TBD

Adamstown & Nangor Road Upgrade

Construction Estimate

Final Account TBD

Sligo Western Distributor Road

Construction Estimate

Final Account TBD

Portlaoise Southern Distributor Road

Construction Estimate

Final Account TBD

Dingle Relief Road

Construction Estimate

Final Account TBD

SCHEMES PRE MAIN CONSTRUCTION TENDER STAGE

Coonagh to Knockalisheen

TBD for Final Business Case

To be determined

Athy Southern Distributor Road

TBD for Final Business Case

To be determined

Eastern Garavogue Bridge & Approach Road

TBD for Final Business Case

To be determined

R498 Latteragh Re-alignment

TBD for Final Business Case

To be determined

Tralee Northern Relief Road

TBD for Final Business Case

To be determined

R150 Bettystown to Laytown

TBD for Final Business Case

To be determined

Shannon Crossing/Killaloe By-pass/R494 Upgrade

TBD for Final Business Case

To be determined