Cork County Council Sign Contract for Bantry Relief Road Phase One Design
Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr. Danny Collins has welcomed the contract signing for Bantry Relief Road Phase 1. The 1km first phase will run from the existing junction on the N71 Glengarriff Road and the Slip Road to the north of the town, looping southwards close to the alignment of the former railway line re-joining existing roads at Sheskin.
Bantry Town experiences traffic congestion as the N71 passes through the town centre with no alternative routes through the town. The N71 to the east of the Town Centre Square experiences major congestion along Marino Street to the Glengarriff Road, especially with Heavy Goods Vehicles. The proposed relief road, when complete, will help alleviate much of this through traffic.
Fehily Timoney and Company have been appointed to carry out the detailed design following a tender competition.
Outlining the importance of this first step towards a relief road for Bantry, Mayor Collins said,