Third entry point for Little Island is ruled out

Third entry point for Little Island is ruled out
Traffic building up in the morning on the city side on the approach road to the Little Island overpass. Work is to commence this year to increase the junctions'as capacity. Picture: Denis Minihane.

Cork County Council has effectively ruled out a third entry point to Little Island.

County Councillors were given a private briefing by a consultant last week to update them on new traffic and infrastructure plans for the area, which mainly focus on public transport. The plan will go out to public consultation next month.

It will include new cycle lanes and conversion of existing traffic lanes into bus lanes. The plans are contingent on the Dunkettle Interchange being completed and alleviating car traffic in the area.

A third access point at the east of the island was explored, but the County Council has ruled out implementing it itself. Councillors were told that it would have to be done with the assistance of Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII), and funding is not believed to be available.

Significant work would also be carried out on the historic Crompán Bridge, and a pedestrian bridge linking the train station to the East Gate Busines Park was also discussed.

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