A new M20 motorway linking Limerick to Cork was given the go-ahead by the government in October 2017.
Limerick and Cork cities are approximately 100 km apart, yet at present the economic interaction and inter-relationships between the cities is limited with poor transport connectivity being a factor. An opportunity exists to provide better connectivity between the two cities, by improving the quality of the transport network which will address road safety issues associated with the existing N20 route, and provide for safer and more efficient journey times.
When completed the new stretch of motorway will link Cork to Limerick and onto Tuam, Co. Galway, forming a major motorway along the western corridor.
The solution for the M20 corridor will be identified through the appraisal process, planning and procurement for the scheme. Limerick City and County Council will fulfil the role of lead authority for the development of this Scheme.