Tolan Welcomes progress on Spine Road in Laytown-Bettystown 

Tolan Welcomes progress on Spine Road in Laytown-Bettystown 

Local Fine Gael Councillor, Sharon Tolan has today welcomed news that consultants have now been appointed to progress the R150 Laytown to Bettystown Spine Road scheme. “MCC held a competitive tender process for a consultant to carry out the Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO), detailed design, tender and construction phases. The successful and unsuccessful candidates have now been notified, and I can confirm that Clifton Scannell Emerson Associates Ltd. was appointed on 26/7/2017 to bring the R150 Laytown to Bettystown Spine Road scheme through the different phases of the project outlined. This contract is officially underway and the council’s Transportation Section will have a start up meeting with the consultant early next month.” said Tolan
“The council have confirmed to me that the anticipated timelines have assumed a 10 month period to take the project through the CPO statutory process to the end of the oral hearing. Thereafter the decision to grant the CPO or otherwise will be in the hands of An Bord Pleanala. Beyond that then we anticipate a 7 month period to prepare contract documents and complete the tender process and a 9 month construction period. I will continue to push this project to completion as quickly as possible. If these timelines can be improved upon, I will do all I can to ensure they are. The progress of the Spine Road has been a priority for me since I was first elected and I was delighted to have been able to secure the Part 8 planning for the scheme and secure it’s inclusion in the government’s Capital Plan. We have an educational campus with almost 2000 students aged from 4 to 18 years old, and this road is absolutely crucial to relieve the massive pressure currently experienced on the Coast Road.”

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