The Planning Application for a new Foynes to Limerick Road including a bypass of Adare has been lodged with An Bord Pleanála.
The proposed road development will cost in the region of €400 – €450 million and is 35km in length connecting the Core Port of Foynes to the national motorway network, on the outskirts of Limerick city.
The final stage in the preparation of the planning application has been completed with Chief Executive of Limerick City and County Council Dr Pat Daly signing the various schemes.
The road is comprised of the construction of around 15.6km of dual carriageway from Foynes to Rathkeale, a 1.9km single carriageway road between Ballyclogh and Askeaton along with the construction of 17.5km of motorway connecting Rathkeale to the existing motorway network at Attyflin (Junction 5 on N-M20/N21).
Chief Executive of Limerick City and County Council Dr Pat Daly said: “The lodging of the application is an important step for the strategic development of Shannon Foynes Port, for West Limerick and the Mid-West Region overall. It is important that there is a good quality road network to help our competitiveness in attracting inward investment and the ongoing development of the tourism sector and its benefits for the region.”
The lodging of the application sees the publication of the Motorway Scheme, Protected Road Scheme, Service Area Scheme, Environmental Impact Assessment Report and Natura Impact Statement.
These documents will be available for inspection at the following locations:
The documentation will also be available to purchase from the Mid West National Road Design Office, or downloaded free of charge from the project website foyneslimerick.ie.