Cork County Council has secured over €6.4 million to deliver a key infrastructure projects in Carrigaline.
The Council has secured the money from the Department of Housing, Local Government & Heritage, under the Urban Regeneration & Development Fund, for the delivery of the Carrigaline Western Relief Road, which will support the sustainable development of the town centre and surrounds, in line with the objectives of the National Planning Framework and National Development Plan.
The success of this funding application follows the Council’s completion of advance works in Carrigaline earlier this year to avoid possible delays in the delivery of the overall project. The Council will appoint a contractor for the main works soon, with the expectation of commencing construction in early 2021 and completion within 18 months of starting. The Western Relief Road will be 750m in length and will include a new bridge to cross the Owenabue River.
Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr. Mary Linehan Foley welcomed the developments saying, “The community of Carrigaline will see huge benefits from this project, alleviating congestion, improving safety and supporting the future developments of the town. These benefits will not only enhance the social, business and community life of Carrigaline, but also the surrounding communities that the town serves. This is fantastic news for Cork County, and I am delighted to welcome its announcement.”
Chief Executive of Cork County Council, Tim Lucey added
“Covering the largest Local Authority Area in the country, Cork County Council is committed to supporting the development of our diverse towns and villages, urban and rural alike.”