Limerick motorists face delays as roadworks continue

Norma Prendiville

Reporter:

Norma Prendiville

MOTORISTS travelling between Adare and Rathkeale will continue to experience delays this week as resurfacing works continue on the N21.

MOTORISTS travelling between Adare and Rathkeale will continue to experience delays this week as resurfacing works continue on the N21.

The contractors moved on to the N21 last week and the expectation is that the works will last until Wednesday. During that time, a stop-go system will be in place.

The delays are likely to be worst in the morning and evening as people from West Limerick travel to and from work in Limerick city.

Commuters travelling west in the late afternoon and early evening have been experiencing congestion and long tail-backs in Adare village for quite a number of years. The week-long road-works between Smithfield and the Rathkeale by-pass are likely to add to commuters’ travel time.

The resurfacing work was necessary to bring the road up to national standards, Rathkeale area councillors were told.

The work is being funded by the National Roads Authority.

A section of the N69 is also to be repaved, councillors were told. But senior roads engineer, Pat O’Neill reassured them that the roads were in excellent condition.

Limerick’s regional roads had been judged the best in the country with the county roads among the top three or four, he said.