N24 Waterford to Cahir Public Display event in Cahir House Hotel on 23 January 2024.
Details of the N24 Waterford to Cahir road upgrade project were released yesterday. The plans are on display in Clonmel today in the Talbot Hotel between 2pm and 8pm. The plans are also on display in the Council office in Clonmel and online. Staff from ARUP consulting, the Roads Design office in Tramore and Council officials are also on hand to deal with any queries about the project. The project is being led by Kilkenny county Council as Tipperary County Council is managing the N24 Upgrade project between Cahir and Knockballyfookeen towards Limerick.
The proposal includes plans to deliver By-passes for Mooncoin, Carrick on Suir and Kilsheelan as traffic modelling shows that 90% of existing traffic does not want to visit Kilsheelan or Mooncoin and 51% does not want to visit Carrick on Suir.
83% of traffic wanted to access Clonmel. To help traffic flow in Clonmel the proposal is to build two smaller link roads on the north of the town that would link the Cashel and Fethard roads.
For the entire project 62% of the N24 route between Waterford and Cahir is to be upgraded and 38% will be new build mainly the By-passes and the Clonmel roads. 7 homes are impacted by the route proposed at present including one between Cahir and Clonmel. Slip roads are also being considered to facilitate access to the N24 as the designers would like to rationalise some of the existing 681 access points onto the road. Full details are available on the website n24wateford2cahir.ie
Subject to ongoing funding it is expected to take at least 21 months for the final design to be completed.