N25 Carrigtohill to Midleton Upgrade Public Consultation No. 2 – Display of Preferred Route Option
Members of the public are invited to have their say on the N25 Carrigtohill to Midleton Transport Infrastructure Upgrade.
Cork County Council in partnership with Transport Infrastructure Ireland are progressing development of a transport infrastructure improvement scheme along the N25 between Carrigtohill and Midleton. The scheme study area runs along the N25, commencing at the Barryscourt Interchange at Carrigtohill and extending to the Oatencake Interchange at Midleton.
The proposed scheme objectives include improving the efficiency and safety of the N25 between Carrigtohill and Midleton, facilitating improved facilities for cyclists and pedestrians between the two towns, improvements to public transport connectivity and provisions of safe access to strategic development sites.
The project is currently at Phase 2 (Options Selection) of Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) Project Management Guidelines. Following the first public consultation last year which presented the feasible route options within the study area, the Stage 2 Option Selection Process has now been completed. This process assessed the various route options under 6 criteria: Economy, Environment, Safety, Accessibility and Social Inclusion, Integration, and Physical Activity to identify the Preferred Option. The assessment determined an impact score for each criterion in accordance with the TII Multi Criteria Analysis, and these scores established preferences between options.
Each option was then critically reviewed, and the process concluded that the Red Route Option performed best in meeting the scheme objectives.
The Preferred Route Option includes for a new interchange at Ballyadam, alterations to the existing Barryscourt and Oatencake interchanges, new parallel link roads and an Active Travel facility along the full length of the scheme.
The Preferred Route is displayed as a corridor, with an indicative alignment of the road and active travel facility shown within the corridor. The corridor indicates the lands within which the N25 scheme can be developed, it does not represent the actual width of the road or lands to be acquired. The exact details of the land take and property impacts will be developed during the next phase of the Planning and Design Process.
In accordance with current Covid-19 guidance, and in order to protect the public and project staff from the risk of transmission, it is not possible to hold a public event at this time. Instead, Cork County Council are holding an online public consultation event and window displays of the current information.
The Preferred Route Option is on display from Wednesday 21st July until Wednesday the 8th of September 2021.
During this non-statutory public consultation, we are inviting comment and feedback. Drawings showing the Preferred Route Option and further information on the project are available for inspection at the following locations:
- Virtual Consultation room online at: www.n25carrigtohillmidleton.ie
- On display at Midleton Library, Main Street Midleton and outside Carrigtohill Community Centre
Cork County Council invites members of the public to view the project information, and the public are encouraged to provide comment / feedback using the online feedback forms located on the project website. Feedback may also be provided through email at email@example.com or posted to:
Cork County Council, Cork National Roads Office, Richmond, Glanmire, Co. Cork. T45 WA44
All feedback to be returned to the project team by September 8th 2021.
Queries can be submitted via the project email address firstname.lastname@example.org or to the Cork National Roads Office on (021) 4821046 and arrangements will be made for a member of the project team to get in touch.
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