Wednesday, 10 February 2021

Ceisteanna (244)

Eoghan Murphy

Ceist:

244. Deputy Eoghan Murphy asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the status of the Dodder flood alleviation scheme. [6711/21]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Public)

In relation to the progress on the River Dodder Flood Alleviation Scheme (RDFAS), the following is an update on both the Dodder Phase 2 and Dodder Phase 3 Flood Relief Schemes, both of which are being progressed by Dublin City Council with funding and support being provided by the OPW.

Dodder Phase 2: Further to my response to your previous Parliamentary Question on 7th October 2020 (Question No.74), there were some delays to the scheme as a result of COVID-19 restrictions, and these delays had an impact on fisheries rehabilitation works due to the requirement to only work within the allowable fisheries’ window for instream works, which runs from 1st May to 30th September.

The current works programme for Phase 2 of the RDFAS allows for substantial completion of the flood defence works at Ballsbridge & Beech Hill Road in Q2 2021 with the exception of the previously mentioned Fisheries Rehabilitation works and instream works which will be commenced in May/June 2021.

Dodder Phase 3 (Clonskeagh to Orwell): This scheme is still in its early stages, and the consultants are currently progressing site Investigation works, environmental constraints studies and hydraulic modelling works. It is anticipated that stage one of this project (Scheme Development and Preliminary Design) will be complete in 2021, and the project will then progress into stage 2, which is the Public Consultation and Planning stage.

More information on this scheme can be found on the project website: https://www.floodinfo.ie/frs/en/dodder-phase-3/home/ where the consultant engineers publish regular scheme updates.