Coonagh to Knockalisheen Road Project Approved for Tender

  • Visualisation of the Coonagh to Knockalisheen Road Scheme
Visualisation of the Coonagh to Knockalisheen Road Scheme

The Department of Transport have issued approval to progress the Coonagh to Knockalisheen Distributor Road Project to tender stage.

The tender stage will take approximately 4 months to complete with the aim of commencing onsite in Spring 2024.

The full scheme will take approximately 24 months to complete broken down into 2 Phases.

Phase One will see the completion of the Mainline Dual Carriageway from Coonagh Cross to Knockalisheen Road including works on the Old Cratloe Road and the new Moyross Link Road. The expected duration for these works is 12 months.

Phase Two is the completion of the full road reconstruction of Knockalisheen Road to Watch House Cross including the reconstruction of Ballynanty Railway Bridge. The expected duration of these works is 12 months.

Mayor of the City and County of Limerick, Cllr Gerald Mitchell commented:

“I welcome this approval from the Department to move to tender stage on the Coonagh to Knockalisheen Road. This is a major step towards the completion of this vital project which will reap huge rewards not just for Moyross but for the whole of Limerick.”

Director of Services, Transportation and Mobility, Brian Kennedy said:

“We are delighted to be able to proceed to tender on this important infrastructural project that will dramatically improve connectivity on the north side of Limerick city. The Coonagh to Knockalisheen road is a key element of the Limerick Regeneration Framework Implementation Plan. It will be a driver for economic and social developments in Moyross and the wider north side area of the city.”

The tender will be uploaded to in the coming days. 

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