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2004
Luas Works on Davitt Road Dublin 12
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10 February 2004

To ask the Minister for Transport if the LUAS works on Davitt Road, Dublin 12 are over schedule and the time limits have been breached several times; and the new deadline for completion.

- Aengus Ó Snodaigh.
For WRITTEN answer on Tuesday, 10th February, 2004.
Ref No:  3979/04

To ask the Minister for Transport if the contractors involved in LUAS works on Davitt Road, Dublin 12 will reinstate the Grand Canal banks along the stretch of road to a condition acceptable to the local community which has patiently awaited completion of these disruptive works.

- Aengus Ó Snodaigh.
For WRITTEN answer on Tuesday, 10th February, 2004.
Ref No:   3981/04

Answered by Minister for Transport
(Séamus Brennan)

REPLY

I propose to answer questions 394 and 396 together.

As the Deputy is aware, the Railway Procurement Agency (RPA) is responsible for the management of the Luas project. I have contacted the Agency about the Luas works on Davitt Road and they have informed me that the two-way traffic system will not be restored until all the works are completed. The decision was taken, in consultation with all interested parties. I understand from the RPA that the estimated date for completion of these works is April 2004.

I understand also from the RPA that the section of the scheme along Davitt Road Canal Bank has been designed in conjunction with Waterways Ireland. The RPA have informed me that the Luas contractors responsibility extends only to those areas disturbed by the construction of the Luas.