Public Meeting To Be Held Following New Campaign To Secure A By Pass For Thurles

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A public meeting is to be held in Thurles next week as part of a new campaign to secure a By Pass for the town. The town is heavily congested with traffic as both the N62 and N75 meet in the town centre and the town situated on the River Suir has only one vehicular Bridge.

The project is not included in the current National Development Plan and as such Transport Infrastructure Ireland says no funding is available to design or construct such a road. The National Development Plan is to be reviewed in 2025 and the person responsible for the meeting, Dan Harty, wants the town to come together to produce a “focused and concentrated campaign ahead of the 2025 review.”  Tipperary County Council has selected a provisional route(2011) for a By Pass on the eastern side of town as shown below

Separately,  the Council has yet to purchase land required for the construction of a Thurles Inner Relief Road – this project secured planning permission in 2014 and is included in the National Development Plan. The road would connect the N62 at Clongour to the Mill Road on the East side of Thurles and includes the construction of a bridge suitable for vehicles crossing the River Suir at Clongour. 

The meeting will be held on Thursday January 11th in Hayes Hotel at 8pm. Mr Harty is to stand in the 2024 Local Elections in the Thurles LEA as a candidate for Sinn Fein.