Limerick council rejects plan for Northern Distributor Road

Nick Rabbitts

Reporter:

Nick Rabbitts

The route of the proposed Northern Distributor Road
LIMERICK City and County Councillors have decisively rejected plans to bring the Northern Distributor Road through Lisnagry and Annacotty.

LIMERICK City and County Councillors have decisively rejected plans to bring the Northern Distributor Road through Lisnagry and Annacotty.

At a special meeting of the council today, councillors voted 26-3 against a proposal to accept this Limerick phase of the Northern Distributor Road.

The proposed route in Limerick would have started at the Cappamore junction, cut through the Mountshannon Road, with a bridge crossing the River Shannon.

It would then have proceeded at a gap between houses behind the Plassey Park Road before heading towards Parteen and Ardnacrusha.

Residents affected by the project argued that if the road is built, it would see the Shannon burst its banks more often.

They were also upset that if it was passed, it would sterilise lands around the proposed route, meaning even smaller routes are not allowed.

For more, see the Limerick Leader weekend edition