Limerick City and County Council has confirmed that the N21 Killarney Pole to Barnagh Road Safety Scheme will open to traffic this Thursday 26 November 2015.
The new 3.3-kilometre section of road, located on the N21 Limerick to Tralee national primary road, will cater for an estimated 10,000 vehicles each day.
“This project significant benefits the surrounding towns and villages while at the same time it complements Ireland’s infrastructure network,” said Councillor Liam Galvin, Mayor of Limerick City and County, who will officially open the new road on Thursday.
“Being the main arterial route between Limerick and Tralee, the completion of this scheme will be welcomed by the thousands of motorists who travel it every day.”
“Quality connectivity is extremely important in this day and age and I believe that Ireland’s vastly improved road network has been a key factor in multinational investment in this country,” added Mayor Galvin.
P&D Lydon Plant Hire Ltd oversaw the construction of the second and final phase of the scheme after signing a €3.8 million contract in December 2014.
This phase will involve the realignment and widening of the existing N21 and improvements to the existing junction at Killarney Pole.
“The land on which the road was constructed was acquired with the agreement of the local landowners and a debt of gratitude is owed to them for the cooperation and goodwill shown to the Council during the land acquisition stage,” said Cllr Michael Collins, Cathaoirleach of the Newcastle West Municipal District.
He added, “It is important to acknowledge the efforts of many in the local community and action groups, strongly supported by the local area Councillors, who campaigned vigorously over the years for these improvement works to be undertaken.”
“The completion of this scheme will be welcomed by all concerned and represent a very satisfactory outcome for all the hard work undertaken by them in their campaign to achieve a much safer road.”