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Level of PPP investment in the national road programme for 2006
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6 December 2006

Dáil Question

No:  143 + 107

To ask the Minister for Transport the anticipated level of PPP investment in the national road programme for 2006; the actual amount which will be invested through PPPs for 2006; and if he will make a statement on the matter.

- Shane McEntee. (Nominated by: Olivia Mitchell).

For ORAL answer on Wednesday, 6th December, 2006.

Ref No:   41770/06     Lottery:   123

Dáil Question

To ask the Minister for Transport the reason the anticipated level of PPP investment in our roads programme as set out in Estimates 2006 did not materialise in 2006; and if he will make a statement on the matter.

- Liam Twomey. (Nominated by: Olivia Mitchell).

For ORAL answer on Wednesday, 6th December, 2006.

Ref No:   41790/06     Lottery:   83

Answered by the Minister for Transport (Martin Cullen TD)

 

REPLY

I propose to take Questions Nos. 143 and 107 together.

I understand from the NRA that the anticipated level of PPP investment in the national road programme for 2006 is approximately €120m.   This is less than the original forecast set for the year of around €160m.   The difference is due to the
accelerated completion of the M1 Dundalk Western Bypass and the M4/M6 Kilcock-Enfield-Kinnegad Bypass PPP schemes, both of which were completed in 2005, months ahead of their expected completion in 2006. 

Contracts for the N25 Waterford Bypass and the N7 Limerick Tunnel Scheme were awarded earlier this year and this means that in the period from 2003 (when the first PPP Contract, the M4/M6 Kilcock-Kinnegad contract was awarded), to August 2006 (when the N7 Limerick Tunnel, the most recent contract was awarded), approximately €1 billion in private finance has been secured for investment in the national road network.

The remaining PPP contracts i.e., for M3 Clonee-Kells, M50 Upgrade Phase 2, M7/ M8 PortlaoiseCastletown/Portlaoise Cullahill and the N6 GalwayBallinasloe, are all planned to be awarded by Quarter 3, 2007.