New Mungret road network set to ease traffic congestion

Cllr Leddin has welcomed progress on the new road network.

CONFIRMATION that the first phase of the planned new road network in Mungret will be completed this month, with an opening date scheduled for March, has been welcomed locally.

The first phase of the new road network is currently under construction and will connect from the existing roundabout located beside Atlantic Cabins in Mungret and the Educate Together School to the Mungret Gate housing estate.

It is expected that this new link road will, once the snag list is completed, open to traffic in March.

In response to the news, Labour Party councillor Joe Leddin has stated that, with further development in terms of housing and sporting facilities planned in Mungret and Ballykeeffe area, traffic congestion is currently a daily challenge for local residents.

“We have seen considerable development in Mungret in recent years with new primary and post primary schools together with hundreds of new houses being built,” he told the
Limerick Post.

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This new road, the City West representative believes, will help ease the traffic volumes currently on the main R510 road by providing residents in the new Mungret Gate housing estate with access directly onto the N69 Dock Road.

“The second phase of the new Mungret road network will provide a direct link onto the R526 road to Patrickswell. Design for this road is at preliminary stage and once delivered this road will provide both residents, businesses, and schools with vital access onto the main Patrickswell road, which will ease traffic congestion in the general Mungret area,” Leddin said.

Both schemes are being funded at an approximate cost of €26million by the Department of Housing, National Transport Authority, and Limerick City and County Council.

“The continued development and expansion in Mungret in terms of housing, education, healthcare, and recreational facilities is dependent upon these new link roads, while the provision of active travel schemes and new bus routes will also help towards ensuring the sustainable development takes place,” Cllr Leddin said.