Safer motoring at Beary’s Cross with new roundabout

Minister of State Kieran O'Donnell TD and Cllr John Egan at new Bearys Cross Roundabout.

THE NEW Beary’s Cross roundabout element of the Limerick to Waterford road is up and running.

Limerick Minister of State for Local Government and Planning, Kieran O’Donnell, has welcomed the finalising of works on the new Beary’s Cross roundabout and road improvement scheme on the N24.

Minister of State O’Donnell and Fine Gael party colleague Cllr John Egan visited the site where they met engineers from the road design office of Limerick City and County Council and received an updated overview of construction works, now nearing completion on the €4.5 million road project. It is expected to be fully completed by next month.

Minister of State O’Donnell said: “We visited the site and observed first-hand the works now near completion at the former dangerous Beary’s Cross on the N24. The new roundabout element of the works are already open, up and running, and making a real positive impact for road users.”

“With between 17,000-18,000 cars passing through Beary’s cross on a daily basis, it highlights the major importance of these safety works being carried out.

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“The overall works entailed alterations to the old junction layout, with the building of the new roundabout on this previously very dangerous road junction as well as other safety alterations, including the construction of a new section of regional road R513 (to Caherconlish/Mitchelstown) approach to the junction and the alteration of the existing N24 approaches to the junction.”

Councillor John Egan added: “As the local Councillor in the area, I am particularly delighted that this crucial road improvement project at Beary’s Cross on the N24 is now nearing full completion, with contractors Sorensen Civil Engineering continuing their work on site to deliver this much needed scheme for Limerick City and County Council as quickly as possible.

“With the new roundabout element of these road works now already up and running at Beary’s Cross, I have seen first-hand the benefits for all road users here.