To ask the Minister for Transport the details of the new proposed flyover connecting Monastery Road, Clondalkin, to the new Luas depot at the Red Cow Roundabout; the costs involved; when he envisages this project to commence and finish; and if he will make a statement on the matter.
For WRITTEN answer on Tuesday, 2nd December, 2003.
Ref No: 28829/03
Answered by the Minister for Transport Séamus Brennan
As the Deputy will be aware the planning and design of the national roads development projects is a matter for the National Roads Authority (NRA) and the relevant Local Authority.
I understand from the National Roads Authority (NRA) that it is preparing plans for the upgrading of the M50 as well as upgrading of the major junctions, including the N7/M50 junction (Red Cow). As part of these plans matters in relation to access to the Luas park and ride will be considered. The scope and extent of the upgrade and the programming of the work involved is a matter for the NRA and the Local Authority in the first instance having regard to the funding available for the national roads programme.