Cork County Council are continuing to in the development of a Sustainable Transport Strategy for the N28 Corridor.
The first stage of this process is to undertake an update of the CASP transport model to extend along the N28 corridor. The N28 is heavily used by commuters to the major employers in Ringaskiddy with significant peak hour congestion at Shannonpark and Shanbally in particular. In addition to this, there are little or no public transport options to Ringaskiddy from Cork City or Carrigaline. This study will develop a model of the N28 Corridor to assess proposals which are planned to address these issues and make the N28 Corridor more sustainable.
A Policy Group meeting will be held at 2.00pm on 13th May 2013 to discuss a report that has been completed on the 3rd Public Consultation for the DLUTS Project which took place over 2 days in the Rochestown Park Hotel on 29th & 30th January 2013. Following the exhibition, over 140 submissions were received on the Draft final report.
As a result of the submissions received, the project team has revisited various sections of the draft report and has made some significant concessions and alterations to the proposals set out in the Draft Final Report. This meeting will present the details of the submissions received, responses to the issues raised and will outline the subsequent changes which have resulted.
Great to see this project completed next up will be Maryborough Woods Entrance to Paddocks still pushing for Maryborough Ridge will post re this later!
Preparation of the design and tender documents for the scheme is currently underway. We would anticipate site clearance and site investigation contracts to commence in late May/ early June, which will feed into the final design. We would expect detailed design and contracts documents to be completed by July – these must then be forwarded to the NTA for approval to proceed. We will go to tender for construction immediately on approval from the NTA. Assuming approval is forthcoming in a timely manner, we would anticipate to be in a position to appoint a contractor for the construction in September.
I appreciate the prompt reply from the area eng Nd project resident Eng for flyovers following concerns expressed. Re Togher Slip merging with South Link he has responded as follows
Thanks for your email below. We have reviewed and fine tuned the traffic management layout in question.
Notice is hereby given that Cork County Council is
considering, pursuant to Section 75 of the Roads Act, 1993,the temporary closure of the following road to public traffic
from Monday, 8th April 2013 at 20.00hrs to Friday, 3rd Mayat 20.00hrs, in order to facilitate the completion of road
realignment works on a section of the N72 NationalSecondary Road between Mallow and Fermoy.
Road to be closed:
The N72 between Oliver’s Cross (junction of N72/N73)
and Monanimy Cross (junction of N72/L1226 and L1227).
Traffic travelling from Mallow to Fermoy will be diverted off
the N72 at Oliver’s Cross Roads onto the N73 to
Mitchelstown via Kildorrery. Traffic will then follow the
R639 south to Fermoy.
Traffic travelling from Fermoy to Mallow will be diverted
north along the R639 to Mitchelstown. Traffic will then
follow the N73 to Mallow via Kildorrery, rejoining the N72
at Oliver’s Cross Roads.
Traffic travelling from Mallow to Castletownroche and
Ballyhooly will be diverted along the N73 at Oliver’s Cross
Roads as far as Skenakilla Cross. From here traffic will be
directed along the local road L1229 towards
Castletownroche and Ballyhooly via the N72.
Traffic travelling from both Ballyhooly and Castletownroche
towards Mallow will be directed along the local road L1229
from Castletownroche to the N73 at Skenakilla. From there
traffic will use the N73 and N72 to Mallow.
Traffic travelling from Mallow to Killavullen will be directed
along the N73 onto the L1223 local road at Skenakilla
All local traffic east of Monanimy Cross Roads travelling in
the direction of Mallow shall be directed north via
Skenakilla Crossroads towards the N73 and use the N73
and N72 for Mallow.
Local access will be maintained for residents and
Any person interested may lodge an objection, in writing,
with the undersigned not later than Thursday, 28th March
Administrative Officer, Cork County Council National
Roads Office, Richmond, Glanmire, County Cork.
Road Name Total Area Estimated Cost
It is Week 1 of the construction contract onsite.
The following is being progressed:
- Set-up of site offices
- Liaise with Utility Companies (meet onsite)
- Meet Gardaí (planned for Friday)
- Liaise with affected landowners
- Trial Holes & Preliminary Works
Although the Contractor will plan his works as per his programme – we would not encourage him to excavate significant areas of the works before the Holiday Weekend in Week 1.
I expect you will see progress on the ground in the 2 weeks after St Patrick’s Weekend.
The income from Motor Taxation is not retained locally by each Council for funding Road Maintenance Programmes. Accordingly Councils are not in a position to exercise discretion in the allocation of these funds at local level.
Motor taxation income is remitted to the Central Government and reallocated to Local Authorities either by the Department of Transport & Tourism in road grants or through the Department of the Environment, Community & Local Government in the Local Government Fund allocation.
A recent UCC report commissioned by the Council demonstrates that Cork County Council has not received an appropriate share of the national Local Government Fund allocation over the period 1997-2011.
Minister Vardkar this morning announced measures to make best use of limited resources and protecting the existing road network.
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