Written answers

Thursday, 5 March 2020

Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport

Road Projects Status

Photo of Fergus O'DowdFergus O'Dowd (Louth, Fine Gael)
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1018. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the position regarding the funding for the proposed Narrow Water Bridge between County Louth and County Down; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2778/20]

Photo of Shane RossShane Ross (Dublin Rathdown, Independent)
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A commitment to undertake a review of the proposed Narrow Water Bridge project is included in the Fresh Start Agreement with a view to identifying options for its future development. A draft Outline Business Case relating to a Bridge at Narrow Water has been developed by the Northern Ireland Department for Infrastructure and is being reviewed in advance of consideration by new Ministers, North and South.

The draft Business Case considers the Narrow Water Bridge in light of developments with respect to the proposed Newry Southern Relief Road since 2016. 

Pending future decisions on the project, there is no specific allocation of funding for a Narrow Water Bridge scheme.


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