Seven major road projects are over budget

Cost overruns on a number of large road projects under the government’s Transport 21 plan are costing taxpayers tens of millions more than planned.

6th June, 2009

Cost overruns on a number of large road projects under the government’s Transport 21 plan are costing taxpayers tens of millions more than planned.

Seven out of 35 roads completed since the start of the Transport 21 programme have gone over budget. These were phase one of the upgrade of the M50motorway, the Dublin Port Tunnel, the N77 Kilkenny ring-road extension, the N5 Charlestown bypass in Mayo, the N52 Mullingar bypass, the N55 Cavan...

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