In 2014 Cork City Council commissioned a transportation assessment for the South East of the City. The assessment, titled: “Cork South East Strategic Transport Corridors” identified deficiencies along the current road network and suggested a package of infrastructural projects aimed at addressing these deficiencies. Each project was evaluated using a number of criteria and a priority list for investment was established.
The “Skehard Road Phase 3, Church Road to CSO/Mahon Link Road Project” was identified as a key project in the promotion of sustainable transportation. The project will provide significantly improved facilities for bus users, cyclists, pedestrians and motorist along Skehard Rd. It also forms part of the overall plans to address congestion for the surrounding area.
To achieve these aims it will be necessary to make the following modifications to the existing road layout:-
The measures outlined above will greatly improve the flow of all modes of traffic along Skehard Road. The project will take approximately 9 months to construct with an anticipated start date during the second half of 2017.
Cork City Council will work closely with affected parties to ensure the safe and efficient movement of pedestrians, cyclists and vehicles during the construction phase.
Further information is available below.