Concern over funding for new Rosslare port road 02/08/17 : the chronicle.ie

Concern over funding for new Rosslare port road 02/08/17

| August 2, 2017

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Councillors have expressed concern over any potential delay to the building of a new access route to the port of Rosslare Harbour.

Cllrs. Ger Carthy and George Lawlor told a meeting of the Wexford Borough District Council that it was vital that this piece of infrastructure be put in place without delay to ensure that the port was geared up to fully take advantage of any opportunities which arose as a result of Brexit.

Cllr. Lawlor had expressed concern that the Council’s three year plan had earmarked only half of the €15m required for the work saying that this was a critical piece of infrastructure for the county.

However, he was assured that the plan was merely a public statement of all the items on the Council’s agenda which they were legally required to publish and the items listed covered just the years of the plan and some of this work would take place outside the plan timescale.

However, it did emerge that there may be one area of concern in respect of the project with Transport Infrastructure Ireland indicating that they will only fund the road as far as the port entrance with the port authority, Irish Rail, having to foot the bill from the entrance into the port.

Discussions are currently taking place to sort out exactly who will pay what in terms of the overall project.

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