Limerick City and County Council in consultation with Transport Infrastructure Ireland (formerly the National Roads Authority) are working to progress the Foynes to Limerick Road Improvement Scheme.
Public Consultation events took place in relation to four route corridor options in March 2015. The route corridor options, together with the feedback received from the public, have been assessed under the headings of Economy, Safety, Environment, Accessibility & Social Inclusion and Integration. The preferred route corridor for the Foynes to Limerick Road Improvement Scheme has now been selected and is Route Corridor Option 3 (Orange).
The project will provide a high quality road connection between the port of Foynes and Limerick, leading to reduced journey times, improved journey time reliability and improved safety between Foynes and Limerick for all road users. At the same time the option chosen will include a bypass of Adare, thus relieving a major traffic bottleneck on the National Road Network.
The preferred route corridor is indicative and 300m wide, within which the road alignment is likely to be developed. Junction locations and types will be developed during the route development process. The purpose of the public display is to inform the public of the preferred route corridor and to afford the opportunity for the public to engage in the process and to raise queries, concerns and comments for consideration as part of the detailed design of the road alignment within the preferred route corridor.
Public display sessions on the preferred route corridor will be held at the South Court Hotel, Raheen Roundabout, Raheen, Limerick on Tuesday, 1st December 2015 from 2pm to 8pm; and at the Flying Boat & Maritime Museum, Foynes on Wednesday, 2nd December 2015 from 2pm to 8pm.
Drawings and a brochure outlining the preferred route corridor will be available at the public display sessions, the Mid West National Road Design Office and here from the 1st December 2015. The closing date for receipt of comments was Friday, 29th January 2016. Approximately 600 people attended the public display events over the two days with approximately 370 comments subsequently received.
Public Display December 2015
Public Display Brochure and Maps can be downloaded below
PREFERRED ROUTE CORRIDOR MAPS - DECEMBER 2015
AMENDMENTS TO ROUTE CORRIDOR OPTION 3 (ORANGE)
There have been four amendments to Route Corridor Option 3 (Orange) since the public consultation in March 2015 as described and shown in the map below:
Moving the corridor by approximately 350m to the north in the townlands of Rincullia and Craggs to avoid a sensitive ecological habitat along the Ahacronane River.
Moving the corridor by approximately 250m to the east in the townlands of Boolaglass and Nantinan to further avoid a Cashel in Milltown North which is subject to a Preservation Order under the National Monuments Acts.
Moving the corridor by approximately 100m to the west in the townland of Kyletaun to further avoid St Joseph’s Cemetery.
Including a section of Route Corridor Option 1 (Red) to connect with the existing N69 to the west of Askeaton through the townlands of Ballyellinan, Ballycullen and Cloonreask.