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Can the public consultation period be extended due to COVID-19?

Continued progress on DART+ West is critical to providing improved national transport infrastructure, in accordance with the requirements of Project Ireland 2040 and the Climate Action Plan. Therefore, the closing date for this round of public consultations will remain as 7th October. The reason for the closing date for submissions on 7th October is to ensure that the first round of public consultation submissions can be fed into the ongoing design process in an efficient manner to ensure that that they will be assessed by the overall design team in the re-evaluation of the MultiCriteria Analysis (MCA) and subsequently the Emerging Preferred Route Options and to determine if there is an objective basis to change any emerging recommendations. The outcome of this process will be made available for further public scrutiny as part of the second round of public consultation