€45m road project for Limerick is approved

LIMERICK city has received a welcome jobs boost with confirmation that a major new road costing €45 million has got the go-ahead.

LIMERICK city has received a welcome jobs boost with confirmation that a major new road costing €45 million has got the go-ahead.

It is expected that around 200 people will be employed in the construction phase.

The Mayor said that this development will cost approximately €45m to construct and will have a very positive effect at a local, regional and national level.

Mayor Long confirmed that this road scheme will provide a new high quality dual carraigeway on the north western side of Limerick City linking the Coonagh Roundabout on the N18 with the Knockalisheen Road.

It will also include significant improvement works to the Knockalisheen Road itself from its intersection with the new distributor road southwards to its junction with the Long Pavement Road at Watch House Cross.

Construction of the new distributor road is one of the key elements of the regeneration masterplan for the northside of Limerick citu