A €9.1 million investment in Limerick’s national road network this year will include €1 million to continue the design and planning of the Foynes to Limerick Road and €1.5 million towards the planning of the Limerick to Cork motorway.
The Foynes to Limerick Road plan will incorporate the bypass of Adare village which is designed to free up one of the worst traffic bottlenecks in the county.
The investment will be managed by Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII).
Welcoming the news that €50,000 will be spent on the design of the traffic calming scheme for Kilcornan on the N69, Minister of State and local TD Patrick O’Donovan said that he met with officials from TII and the Department of Transport and stressed the need for work at Kilcornan.
“I’m glad now that an allocation towards developing a plan has been made and once the design is complete, I will then be asking that further money is made available to proceed to develop the works,” he explained.
“A further €2million will be invested on the existing surface of the N20; €600,000 for surface works in Adare; €100,000 for Mountmahon, Abbeyfeale and €345,000 for Templeglantine.
“Further investment in national primary and national secondary roads in Limerick means that Limerick City and County Council will be able to deliver badly needed work across Limerick.”
“This investment into the roads of Limerick is good news from the Government. It comes at a time of increased traffic on our roads and allows for continued work on projects including the delivery of Foynes to Limerick and Limerick to Cork routes,” Minister O’Donovan concluded.
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