PHASE One of the new Mungret Link Road will open in the next two weeks, Metropolitan Mayor Daniel Butler has confirmed.
“Mungret has seen significant redevelopment in recent years with new schools, a park and local infrastructure. We have now arrived at a point after a number of significant traffic disruptions where the council will now be opening up Phase One of this link road.
“This is to allow access to the new housing development Mungret Gate, which is now ready to open its show homes.’ stated Mayor Butler who lives a couple of hundred yards from the road.
The road is to form part of an overall link road that connects into Mungret as an extension of the road that incorporates the primary schools, with the landing point on the Patrickswell road yet to be established.
The LIHAF (Local Infrastructure Housing Activation Fund) funded road project is part of a government scheme to open up lands for potential housing development which would otherwise be dependent on developers building it on a much slower multiphased basis.
“My hope is to see the road land on the Loughmore Roundabout better known locally as the Patrickswell Roundabout, which is one of the options being explored following requests from myself and others. This would allow traffic flow more swiftly on to the motorway network taking traffic off the heavily congested Quinn’s Roundabout to Raheen Roundabout section of the R510,” the City West representative suggested.
The road will form a central part to the overall Masterplan currently being generated by Limerick 2030 for Mungret College lands complemented by the development of Mungret Community College on their greenfield site, the development of Doneen AC athletics track and the expansion of Mungret St Paul’s GAA.
“While I welcome the first phase of a project that will overall alleviate congestion I along with many residents still have concerns about this junction on the R510 and would have preferred to see it land on Quinn’s Roundabout. So we will have to see how it beds in and work with the council to ensure it is managed effectively,” he concluded.