Councillors want input on the design of Carrigaline's new road

Councillors want input on the design of Carrigaline's new road
A County Hall map showing the planned Western Relief Road for Carrigaline.

Cork County Councillors say they want input into the design of the planned new Western Relief Road for Carrigaline.

Fine Gael Councillor Liam O’Connor is asking County Hall’s regional and local design office to liaise with the Carrigaline Municipal District ahead of plans made for landscaping and fixed furniture along the route is finalised.

Mr O’Connor, who is the chair of the local Tidy Towns committee, said it is a question that comes up often at the moment.

“It is a substantial length of road and people are asking how it will look when it is finished.” The councillor said that he is hoping that the councillors will be able to offer input into the final design.

“In terms of the trees and the streetscape, we are wondering what way it will be laid out.” Mr O’Connor also said that the road is along the river and it would ideal if walking lanes were constructed along the bank.

“We just want to ensure it is a pleasant area,” Mr O’Connor said.

The tidy towns chair said that the paths are likely to become a Sli na Slainte route once it is completed and it is important that there are benches along the way.

Cycle lanes are another aspect to consider and Mr O’Connor said he hopes the councillors will have an input in ensuring they are installed in the safest and most practical manner.

The motion will be discussed on Monday during the Carrigaline Municipal District meeting at County Hall.

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