No Assurance Given For Construction Of Tipp Bypass First Says Councillor

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Mary Hanna Hourigan, Cathaoirleach- Tipperary/Cahir/Cashel MD. Pic: finegael.ie

A county councillor is expressing concerns about the delivery of the N24 road upgrade especially the Tipperary Town bypass.

Mary Hanna Hourigan says she attended a briefing provided by the project designers yesterday and could not get an assurance that construction work would start on the section close to Tipperary Town first.

Property owners were encouraged to meet with the design team to get a clearer understanding of how they may be impacted by the project.

Fine Gael councillor says the letters from the project team to property owners caused huge upset and consternation and as nothing is finalised this uncertainty may continue until September when the option report is to be published.

New road construction is likely to be of  single lane carriageway format.

ARUP consultants expect to make a planning application by 2024 and this could face delays and legal challenges.

Members of the public can visit the Ballykisteen hotel at any time between 1pm and 8pm tomorrow to meet the design team.