Limerick council to roll out improvement works for Annacotty Business Park

Nick Rabbitts

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Nick Rabbitts

Annacotty Business Park: works to improve road

Annacotty Business Park: works to improve road

LIMERICK City and County Council is planning a number of works to improve the road around the Annacotty Business Park.

Local Fine Gael councillor Marian Hurley has welcomed the news, which she says are necessary to cope with the high volumes of traffic on the road.

More than 400 trucks use the road daily, with a total of 7,500 vehicles daily, 1,200 on Saturdays and 400 on Sunday.

It comes with employment growing in the park with 2,000 workers across 76 companies.

Among the works planned by council bosses are commencement works to extend the left turning lane at the traffic lights, a new footpath across the railway crossing, as well as traffic calming signage on the east side of the business park.

Public lighting columns are planned to be in place from Clyduff junction to the extent of the traffic calming to the east of the Annacotty Business Park.

"It is expected that the footpath which links Clyduff to the Annacotty Business Park will commence early in the new year. There is a substantial amount of preparatory work to be completed prior to the commencement of the footpaths and I am advised that the above timetable is dependent on the prevailing weather conditions where rainfall and low temperatures will impact the works programme,” Cllr Hurley said.

All in all the commencement of these improvements to the area are most welcome and I am very grateful to the Council executives involved for their co-operation and foresight on this project,” the local election candidate confirmed.