Slievenamon Road Upgrade Plans For Thurles Revealed

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Plans for the N62/Slievenamon Road in Thurles upgrade will be available to view at Thurles Municipal District offices today from 3pm – 8pm.

The project Consultants and council engineers will also be in attendance.

The plans are also available to view at the Thurles, Clonmel and Nenagh Offices until August 25th and submissions can be made up to September 8th.

Full details are also published on the council website at www.tipperarycoco.ie

The plans involve reducing the width of the roadway which has approximately 8,650 vehicles per day travelling on the route that links Thurles to the M8 and traffic travelling north on the N62.  

The proposal will see the undergrounding of electricity wires, 15 new light fixtures, seating, 30 trees, additional planting and a raised table at the junction of the Slievenamon Road and Thomond Road/Na Fianna Road.

The raised table is designed to offer improved safety for pedestrians crossing the road.

Planting will be used to provide improved safety for pedestrians at the service station and disabled parking space is to be created between Premier Meats and the Town House Deli.

Mott MacDonald Engineers have designed the project which is now out for consideration for planning approval.