To ask the Minister for Transport when the Port Tunnel will be opened; and if he will make a statement on the matter.
Bernard J. Durkan.
For WRITTEN answer on Wednesday, 22nd June, 2005.
Ref No: 21524/05
Answered by Minister for Transport(Martin Cullen)
The planning, design and implementation of national road improvement projects, including the Dublin Port Tunnel, is a matter for the National Roads Authority (NRA) and the local authorities concerned.
I understand from the NRA that the primary construction work on the Port Tunnel is expected to be completed in December 2005 and that the tunnel will be open to traffic early in 2006, following commissioning of the tunnels operations and safety features.