Concerned Residents Identify Several Issues With N24 Upgrade

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N24 at Dromkeen
N24 at Dromkeen. Image © Google Streetview

A concerned residents group has identified a number of issues in the proposed Transport solution presented to the public last week in respect of the N24 Cahir to Limerick Junction upgrade.

The Group, based mainly between Monard and Tipperary Town have highlighted that the name of the project is misleading as it extends far beyond Limerick Junction to a point west of Brooks Bridge.

The group are in favour of the road project but feel that the best option is to build an entirely new road rather than upgrading parts of the existing road.  The group are inviting members of the public to join a Facebook group –  at New N24 road between Cahir and Pallasgreen Monitor Group.

Their concerns include the impact on those whose homes may be demolished,  the impact on Ballykisteen golf club/Tipperary Racecourse, the safety of communities during construction works, lack of detail as to type of roadway to be built (single or dual carriageway)risk to health from pollution, details about compensation for land/home owners impacted and the impact on planning applications for land in the proposed corridor.

The group accepts that the route corridor on display is 300 meters wide and the final construction will likely be between 50 and 70 metres wide reducing the number of properties impacted.

The ARUP Design team say upwards of 600 people engaged with the team at the public and private information sessions held to date.

Appointments can be made to meet the design team in the Tipperary council office, Tipperary Town,  by contacting the Mid West Road Design Office on 061 951000.

The plans are now in display in the Tipperary Council office in Tipperary Town and also in Cahir and Cappamore Libraries until June 17th.

The proposal is also available on www.n24cahirlimerick.ie.

In addition a free public meeting is to be hosted by REAGROUP in the Ballykisteen Hotel on Wednesday June 8th at 7.30pm to outline the process of compulsory purchase orders for properties.

This would commence when a planning application is submitted – expected to be in 2024.