Progress On Thurles Inner Relief Project Stalled

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Progress on the Thurles Inner Relief Project seems to have stalled.

Tipperary Council says the land necessary to build the road has yet to be acquired.

Legal and Valuer teams are employed on the deal with the Council describing negotiations as “live.”

The Council first secured planning permission for the road which includes a vehicular bridge over the River Suir linking Clongour south of the town to the Mill Road on the east of the town in 2014.

The council does not expect the construction contract for the road to even go to tender in 2024 as approval is yet to be granted by the Department of Transport to employ consultants for the detail design of the project.

Tipperary Council is progressing with work on the N75/Kickham Street project on the east side of Thurles.

The project is now out for public submissions but the council says the project expected to cost in the region of €500,000 to €1M does not need a separate Planning Permission.

The work involves resurfacing a 1200m stretch from Cathedral Street to the town 100km limit on the Dublin Road, the installation of uncontrolled and raised pedestrian crossings, narrowing the roadway to 6.5metres and build outs to deliver traffic calming.

Submissions can be made up to January 8th  via the consultation portal at this link here or via post to the Roads Section of Tipperary County Council at the Nenagh office.