Planning process to begin shortly.
The Mayor of the City and County of Limerick Cllr Stephen Keary has welcomed the announcement that the M20 Limerick to Cork motorway scheme will form part of the government’s upcoming ten year capital plan.
Mayor Keary said: “I’m delighted that the Taoiseach has given a pledge that the M20 Motorway will go ahead in the short term. The motorway is a vital piece of infrastructure between the second and third cities of the country.”
“The motorway will create an economic corridor capable of providing a balance to development in Dublin and will increase the competitiveness and attractiveness of the Limerick city region as a location for investment.”
“With the M18 to Galway and now the M20 to Cork, Limerick is truly at the heart of this counter pole to the development of the capital.”
“According to the recent Limerick and Cork Chambers of Commerce report the M20 Motorway will increase the potential labour force within a 45-minute commute of Limerick by 23%."
“This figure alone will make Limerick even more attractive for investment.”