People of Moyross and the Limerick region the true winners from this decision.
The Mayor of the City and County of Limerick Cllr Michael Collins has welcomed the decision by the Minister for Transport Eamon Ryan to give the go ahead to the Coonagh to Knockalisheen Road.
Mayor Michael Collins said: “I’m very happy the voices of the public representatives, business, sporting and community leaders have been listened to with the Minister now prepared to sign off on the plans.”
“But most importantly the voices of the people of Moyross and their concerns have been heard by the minister.”
“The construction of the Coonagh to Knockalisheen Road was never just about a road. It was about helping to provide better futures and greater opportunities for the people of Moyross and other communities on the north side of Limerick.”
“Road infrastructure is only one crucial aspect of the transport infrastructure of Limerick and we must all now work together to ensure that Limerick people enjoy a sustainable and comprehensive transport system.”
Director of Housing Development with Limerick City and County Council Aoife Duke said: “As director responsible for the delivery of the regeneration programme, this announcement is hugely important for the people of Moyross. The Coonagh to Knockalisheen Road has always been one of the cornerstone projects of the whole programme, opening up the Moyross estate and the north side of Limerick city to a myriad of possibilities.”
Director of Capital Investment with Limerick City and County Council Seamus Hanrahan, whose department manages the project said: “The contractor is selected and ready to commence work on this key project for Limerick city. The overall investment of €58 million will impact positively on the local economy during and after construction. Construction is due to commence in March subject to Covid Level restrictions.”