Foynes road route options to go on public display

Colm Ward

Reporter:

Colm Ward

The study area for the upgraded Foynes to Limerick road
A number of possible route ‘corridors’ for the new Limerick to Foynes road will go on public display next week.

A number of possible route ‘corridors’ for the new Limerick to Foynes road will go on public display next week.

A study area has been defined within which a number of route corridor options have been identified. This area extends from Foynes to Limerick and also from the Shannon Estuary to south of Rathkeale and Adare.

Paul Crowe, director of service with Limerick City and County Council said that each corridor is 300m wide within which the road alignment is likely to fall.

“There is currently no preference for any of the route corridor options and each will now be subject to assessment under the headings of economy, safety, environment, accessibility and integration,” he explained.

Public consultation sessions will be held at the South Court Hotel, Raheen on Tuesday, March 10, from 2pm to 8pm and at the Flying Boat & Maritime Museum, Foynes on Wednesday, March 11, from 2pm to 8pm.

The purpose of this public consultation is to afford the opportunity for the public to raise questions, concerns and comments for consideration as part of the assessment in identifying the preferred route corridor.

Drawings and a brochure outlining the study area and route corridor options will be available at the public consultation sessions and from the Mid West National Road Design Office and project website www.foyneslimerick.ie.

The closing date for receipt of submissions is Friday, March 27.