To ask the Minister for Transport when the Government approved the proposal for the widening of the M50 motorway and the upgrade of several junctions on the motorway; and the cost estimate that was provided for the works at the time such a decision was made.
- Paul Gogarty. (Nominated by: Eamon Ryan).
For ORAL answer on Tuesday, 2nd November, 2004.
Ref No: 26895/04
Answered by the Minister for Transport (Martin Cullen)
The planning, design and implementation of national road improvement projects is a matter for the National Roads Authority (NRA) and the relevant local authority.
The Government, at its meeting on 10 February 2004, noted the current position relating to the upgrade of the M50. The estimated cost of the upgrade at that time was €590 million (2002 prices).