Dáil Éireann - Volume 657 - 18 June, 2008
Written Answers. - Road Network.
Deputy Pat Breen Deputy Pat Breen
Deputy Pat Breen asked the Minister for Transport if he will report on the progress to date of a project (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23914/08]
Deputy Noel Dempsey Deputy Noel Dempsey
Deputy Noel Dempsey: The provision of regional and local roads, including bridges, in its area is a function of the relevant road authority to be funded from its own resources supplemented by State grants. Clare, Limerick and North Tipperary County Councils have undertaken the development of a proposal for a new Shannon Crossing.
From 2004 to the end of 2007, State road grants totalling approximately €460,000 have been provided to the authorities to develop proposals for a new Shannon Crossing Bridge. Clare County Council is now the lead authority for the project and this year a grant of €400,000 was allocated to the Council for the scheme.
In February this year, Clare County Council, in association with North Tipperary County Council, appointed consultants to carry out a constraints study, route selection and preliminary design for the scheme. Further progression of the project is a matter for Clare County Council.
Dáil Éireann 657 Written Answers. Road Network.