Full Details On The N24 Cahir-Limerick Junction Upgrade Proposal

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N24 at Dromkeen
N24 at Dromkeen. Image © Google Streetview
The latest plans for improving journey times and safer journeys on the N24 between Cahir and Limerick Junction  are a blend of active travel measures, public transport changes, traffic demand management and a mix of upgraded and new road infrastructure. 
Five hundred and fifty five impacted land owners are to  be contacted directly by the project designers to enable them to engage with the proposal.
The project proposal provides for by passes of Bansha, Tipperary Town, Limerick Junction, Monard and Oola.
A good news day for Tipperary Town was the verdict of Tipp TD Mattie MacGrath. Cathaoirleach of Tipperary County Council Marie Murphy has encouraged everyone to engage with this process positively and notes that this is a sensitive time for many landowners.
Full details can now be viewed on www.n24cahirlimerick.ie, including information boards, maps, brochure and an interactive webmap.
The Project Team will be hosting an in-person Public Display of the proposal tomorrow Tuesday 24 May 2022 from 1pm to 8pm and on Thursday 26 May 2022 from 1pm to 8pm, in the Great National Ballykisteen Golf Hotel, Limerick Junction, Co.  For further information visit www.n24cahirlimerick.ie or contact the project team at cahirlimerick@midwestroads.ie or telephone (061) 951000.
The road component includes new road infrastructure within Tipperary Town coupled with a Preferred Option Corridor within which existing road infrastructure can be upgraded (18% of the corridor length) or new infrastructure built.
Two new roads are proposed in Tipperary town – firstly a  an additional link road between the N74 just east of St. Michael’s Cemetery to the roundabout junction of the R661 and St. Michael’s Avenue (i.e. north of St. Michael’s Cemetery).
Link Road 2 joins the Tipperary Road at the roundabout junction of Knockanrawley and Tipperary Road to the existing N24 east of Tipperary Town.
Traffic lights may also be implemented on existing roundabouts and key junctions.
Improvements to the walking and cycling infrastructure within Tipperary Town and Cahir, in addition to enhancements to local bus services are also proposed.
Rail services between Waterford and Limerick would be hourly and run to a better schedule to match the working day.