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Tue, 21/06/2022 - 12:12
Cllr Ben Dalton O'Sullivan; Cllr Michael Paul Murtagh; Carol Conway, Carrigaline Municipal District Officer; Mayor of The County of Cork, Cllr Gillian Coughlan; Cllr Jack White; Cllr Marcia D'Alton; and Cllr Séamus McGrath, pictured at the announcement that the new Carrigaline Western Relief Road will be named by the local community. Children attending schools in Carrigaline together with members of the public are invited to submit their proposed name, which should recognise the links to Carrigaline's past
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The new Carrigaline Western Relief Road will be named by the local community, following a proposal by the Elected Members of Carrigaline Municipal District. Children attending schools in Carrigaline together with members of the public are invited to submit their proposed name, which should recognise the links to Carrigaline’s past while also considering the towns future.

Entries outlining the reasoning behind the name and the links to the locality will first be shortlisted to five, before an overall winner is chosen with the winner invited to the official opening of the Carrigaline Western Relief Road set to take place later this year.

Launching the competition, Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr. Gillian Coughlan said,

“This competition is a fun and engaging way for Cork County Council to invite the people of Carrigaline to be part of this historic development for the town, to promote civic pride and cultural reflection alongside the introduction of a new critical piece of infrastructure. This awaited bypass will have a huge positive impact on Carrigaline and now the community will can create a lasting impact on the project by naming it.”

Carrigaline Western Relief Road is a 750m long road project including a new bridge crossing over the Owenabue River and is currently under construction by BAM Contractors with Atkins, J.B. Barry & Partners and Mott MacDonald consultants. The scheme comprises the main section starting at the new junction at Ballea Road near the Carrigaline Court Hotel and ends at the new junction on Kilmoney Road. The second section links the Carrigaline Soccer Club road from the roundabout at the Ballea Road to the rear of the Supervalu Car park.

Chief Executive of Cork County Council, Tim Lucey welcomed the opportunity for the local community to get involved in this exciting project for Carrigaline, saying,

“The Western Relief Road is of critical importance to Carrigaline and the surrounding area. It will help to relieve traffic congestion and will facilitate the ongoing development of the county’s largest town. This project is one of a number of exciting schemes planned for Carrigaline, which combined will greatly enhance quality of life for its residents and will position the town as a great place to do business.”

Chair of Carrigaline Municipal District, Cllr. Marcia D’Alton added,

“Coming up with the most suitable name for this new road presents an opportunity for the people of Carrigaline, both young and old, to work together to explore and discover the history of this town, which has changed so much in recent times.”

Entries can be submitted through Cork County Council’s online portal at www.yourcouncil.ie