Residents in Moyross are looking to the future as diggers resurface on the site of the Coonagh – Knockalisheen project.
Archaeological digs are currently taking place at the Moyross site where the new road – seen as crucial to opening up Limerick’s northside – will be constructed.
The Moyross Residents Forum say they are “delighted” with the recent development.
“We are delighted to see the diggers return to the site. The Coonagh to Knockalisheen project is vital to the physical, social and economic development of the Moyross community and the northside of the city as a whole.”
City North Independent Councillor Frankie Daly said it is providing “huge hope” to the local community.
He said: “This is the visual part of the welcome news. For anybody to see diggers on site, it’s a big deal. I think there’s great excitement around Moyross.
“From talking to people, I’m getting a lot of very positive feedback,” he added.
“It’s a sign that the cul-de-sac will be no more eventually. It shows that when a group of people come together for a common purpose, that voice and campaigning can lead to positive change.”
The development comes just after Transport Minister Eamon Ryan’s u-turn on the scheme, which will now see the project completed in its entirety.
The archaeological work is set to continue for the next three weeks.