Design Update - May 2018
Limerick City and County Council in consultation with Transport Infrastructure Ireland are working to progress the Foynes to Limerick Road Improvement Scheme.
The Design Update in June 2017 identified a provisional 80m wide corridor and provisional junction layouts for the entire scheme, and in October 2017, the preferred location of Croagh Junction was announced. Further design work, environmental and surveying activities along with ground investigations have been progressed along the entire route of the proposed Foynes to Limerick Road Improvement Scheme since June 2017.
New design update drawings are now available for viewing at the Mid West National Road Design Office and are available for download below. These new drawings show the proposed mainline, side road realignments and junction designs as well as whether the road is in cut or on fill. In addition, proposed access arrangements, indicative landtake lines, watercourse diversions and the location of drainage ponds etc. are shown. Finally, a number of locations are being considered for the provision of a heavy goods vehicle rest area in the vicinity of Shannon Foynes Port.
The design drawings are indicative and may be subject to change during the design refinement process. Additional lands may be required for drainage purposes etc.. Further work will now proceed on design refinement including the identification of all lands necessary to construct this scheme. Work will also continue on the preparation of the Environmental Impact Assessment Report and other statutory documents.