Limerick City and County Council have said that they do not expect the operation of the Limerick Greenway to be interrupted by the N21 Newcastle West Road Scheme.
It is planned that the greenway will pass under the new road via two purpose-built underpasses.
The next stage in the development of the bypass will involve examining the potential impacts on the private dwellings, landholdings and businesses surrounding Newcastle West.
Limerick City and County Council have acknowledged the public’s concern regarding the road scheme, saying that they will employ “noise barriers, screen planting, landscaping” to ensure that the Greenway is impacted as little as possible.
What is the Limerick Greenway?
The Limerick Greenway is a 40 kilometre nature walk that follows the route of the now defunct Great Southern Railway and connects the market towns of Rathkeale, Newcastle West and Abbeyfeale.
It is a hugely important amenity for locals and visitors, the enjoyment of which will not be impacted on by the road, Limerick Council assure.
The N21 Newcastle West Road Scheme aims to reduce congestion in Newcastle West.
Details of the preferred route have now been released on n21newcastlewest.ie, via a virtual public display room, which serves as both information provider and an opportunity to voice any issues with the proposed corridor.
The Public Display is open until Tuesday December 7, 2021.