Limerick City and County Council in consultation with Transport Infrastructure Ireland are working to progress the Foynes to Limerick Road Improvement Scheme.
The 300m wide preferred Route Corridor (Orange) was announced in December 2015 and the Route Selection Report was published in June 2016. Environmental and Engineering surveys have been progressing and Ground Investigation works are scheduled to commence shortly.
Work has also been progressing to identify a provisional 100m wide corridor within which the final road alignment for this scheme is likely to be developed. The provisional 100m wide corridor lies predominantly within the 300m wide preferred Route Corridor (Orange). However, following detailed consideration and design development, it diverges at a number of locations as described below.
Provisional junction locations have also been identified and are shown as shaded areas. The junction layouts are yet to be decided and are likely to be developed within these areas.
Drawings are now available for viewing at the Mid West National Road Design Office and available for download below.
Design Update - September 2016
DESIGN UPDATE DRAWINGS - SEPTEMBER 2016
AMENDMENTS TO PREFERRED ROUTE CORRIDOR
There have been three amendments which have resulted in the provisional 100m wide corridor falling outside of the Preferred Route Corridor (Orange) shown at the public display in December 2015 and in the Route Selection Report. These are described below and indicated in the maps above.
Moving the corridor by up to 400 metres outside of the preferred route corridor to minimise impacts on Ballycullen House Demesne through the townlands of Ballyclogh, Ballycullen, Lismakeery and Ballynacaheragh.
Moving the corridor by up to 150m outside of the preferred route corridor to minimise impacts on the existing road and rail infrastructure through the townlands of Graigeen and Ballingarrane.
Moving the corridor by up to 200 metres outside of the preferred route corridor to minimise impacts on agronomy through the townlands of Amogan Beg, Clogh East and Ballycannon.