Commuters will soon be able to see journey times on new road signage

Commuters will soon be able to see journey times on new road signage
Gantries on N22 Ballincollig Bypass and N71, north of the viaduct will display traffic information such as journey times.

WORK is progressing steadily on gantries on the N22 Ballincollig Bypass and N71, north of the viaduct which will display traffic information such as journey times.

The weekly Dunkettle progress report stated that nine of the 14 cantilever gantries required have now been installed, with the five remaining gantries due be installed next week.

This work is being undertaken during night time hours to minimise disruption to commuters.

In the meantime, a new app traffic app 'Dunkettle Live', is available to motorists to see a live view of what traffic is like.

During January 2020 installation of the seven CCTV masts will be progressed along with additional work, but no significant disruption to traffic is anticipated over the coming period.

Automatic number plate recognition technology will be part of this and the hard shoulder on the N40 westbound at Curraheen remains closed to facilitate this work.

Meanwhile, south of N25 works are now underway on the construction of a reinforced concrete protection slab for a section of the existing gas transmission main between the Pfizer northern boundary and the N25 National Primary Road.

Piling works at this location are scheduled to get underway in January 2020.

"The main focus at present is on the installation of ESB ducting in the area immediately east of the M8, adjoining the Gaelscoil Uí Drisceoil boundary," the Dunkettle team said.

Preparatory works for the proposed pedestrian and cycleway rail overbridge near Bury’s Bridge are now also underway. 

This will form part of an ambitious plan announced earlier this month for a dedicated cycleway from Dunkettle to Carrigtwohill. 

It is expected that within three to five years people will be able to cycle freely the whole way to Youghal and potentially onto to Dungarvan along a new cycle network in East Cork.

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