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Image of Carrigaline Western Relief Road from Cork County Council.
Image of Carrigaline Western Relief Road from Cork County Council.

Progress on Carrigaline Western Relief Road project

Cork County Council has announced that it has moved to the next step for the Carrigaline Western Relief Road project, and has invited all short-listed contractors to tender for the construction contract for the road.

The Western Relief Road will be located west of Main Street in Carrigaline on lands which are zoned for development, and measures approximately 750m in length.

The tender process for procuring a contractor to construct the road was initiated by Cork County Council in September 2019, with the short-listing of potential contractors completed in early 2020.

Cork County Council says tenders are to be submitted for the project before the end of May and once the tender assessment process is complete, a contractor will be selected to undertake the construction of the Western Relief Road.

“Carrigaline is the biggest town in County Cork and the Western Relief Road is a critical piece of infrastructure," said Tim Lucey, Chief Executive of Cork County Council.

He added: "The Western Relief Road will significantly relieve traffic congestion on Main Street and will facilitate the on-going development of Carrigaline."

Mayor of the County of Cork Cllr Ian Doyle added:"This is the next step in the tender process for the construction of the much anticipated Western Relief Road. Each step is positive news for Carrigaline residents, businesses and surrounding communities.”