Progress Reported On Development Of Thurles Inner Relief Road

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Progress is reported in respect of the development of the Thurles Inner Relief Road(IRR)

It is expected that a contract will be signed tomorrow to purchase the land required to build the road which was given planning permission by An Bord Pleanála in 2014.

The road will link the N62 in Clongour to the Mill Road and includes the construction  of a new bridge for vehicles over the River Suir at Clongour.

The project will also see an access road from the IRR to the St Patrick’s MIC Campus.

It is understood that this will enable work to begin in due course on the construction of 650 student accommodation beds on land owned by the college.

Tipperary County Council is purchasing  approximately 2 acres of a 9 acre site that was offered for sale by Michael Ryan and the deal includes the provision of a footpath along the Mill Road to Lady’s Well.

The detailed design of the road is yet to be completed and a construction contract agreed so it may be 3 to 5 years before the road is constructed subject to funding being made available.

Local Councillor Micheal Lowry says his intervention on the project led to the completion of the deal for the land purchase.

The contribution  of James Meagher, Knight Frank Estate Agents and local Auctioneer, PJ Broderick,  County Manager, Joe McGrath, and Director of Services, Liam Brett is also acknowledged by Cllr Lowry.