Road Improvement Schemes

Projects Under Construction 

Skehard Road Realignment and Renewal Project

Construction involving realignment and renewal works are currently underway for the section of Skehard Road between Parkhill Estate to Church Road Junction plus the CSO Junction. Substantial completion is expected by December 2018.

Background

The Mahon area has experienced considerable growth in employment and retail in the last number of years. This growth has placed considerable strain on the surrounding road network. In 2014 the National Transport Authority sponsored the South East Strategic Corridor Study. The Study recommended a series of infrastructure improvements via a cost benefit comparison of all projects. The Skehard Road realignment and renewal project was identified from the Study as part of a package of measures to ease congestion on the road network. 

N40 Supplementary Works 2018 (Sarsfield Road)

Construction involving realignment, renewal works and improvement to bus, cyclist and pedestrian facilities are currently underway for the section of Sarsfield Road between ESB Networks to Wilton Road Roundabout. Substantial completion is expected by December 2018.

Background

In 2014 the National Transport Authority sponsored the South West/Central Strategic Corridor Study - a transportation assessment to identify deficiencies along the current road network. The Study recommended a series of infrastructure improvements via a cost benefit comparison of all projects. Each project was evaluated using a number of criteria and a priority list for investment was established.

The Wilton Road, Sarsfield Road, Victoria Cross & Western Road (Wilton Corridor) Project was identified from the Study as a key project in the promotion of sustainable transportation. The project will provide significantly improved facilities for all road users including bus users, cyclists, pedestrians and motorist along Sarsfield Road, Wilton Road, Victoria Cross and Western Road. The first part of this scheme received funding and the remainder will be constructed as funding becomes available. 

Projects in Planning Phase

Cork North Ring Road Strategic Transport Corridor Project: Blackpool to Mayfield

The scheme objective is to deliver enhanced facilities for all road users with particular benefits for sustainable modes of transportation, i.e. pedestrians, cyclists and bus users, for those using the R635 Cork North Ring Road. The outcome of the scheme includes:

  • Safe and efficient movement of people along the corridor, particularly at peak travel times
  • Enhanced and additional permeability to and from the transport corridor

The procurement of the project is anticipated to commence in Q2 2019.

Wilton Corridor Project: Phase 1 Dennehy's Cross

Cork City Council appointed AECOM Consulting Engineers to carry out the design and delivery of Phase 1 of the Wilton Corridor Project. This project entails the upgrade of Dennehys Cross Junction on the Wilton Road/Model Farm Road/ Magazine Road junction in Cork City. 

The project aims to deliver enhanced facilities for all road users but with particular benefits for bus users, cyclists and pedestrians. 

The proposed scheme is due to commence the Part 8 Planning Process in Q1 2019.

Deanrock Junction Upgrade

Cork City Council have appointed O'Connor Sutton Cronin & Associates Consulting Engineers to design and deliver the Deanrock Junction Upgrade project which is the junction of Togher Road/Clashduv Road/ Vicars Road in Cork City. 

The objective of the project is to deliver a junction where a sense of space is created, which supports navigation and community interactions through an inclusive safe environment. As a result, the design of the junction will look to balance this with the optimal performance of the Deanrock Junction, allowing for the additional trips generated from the Deanrock Housing Project once completed. Consideration was also given to other key elements of the local road network as part of the assessment. 

The proposed scheme is due to commence the Part 8 Planning Process in Q1 2019 with a view to construct in Q3 2019. 

Passage Railway Greenway Improvement Project

The Passage Railway Greenway was identified as a key transport corridor in the 2014 Cork South East Strategic Transport Corridor Report as it has the potential to provide the best quality and most direct route for pedestrians and cyclists between the City Centre and Mahon It recommended various improvement measures to the greenway including the widening of the existing route, the provision of lighting and the improvement of access to the greenway.

The project will provide significantly improved facilities for cyclists and pedestrians along the greenway route from Párc Uí Chaoimh to Mahon and improve its amenity value. The heritage of the Cork, Blackrock and Passage Railway will be highlighted by incorporating as much of the remaining railway infrastructure in to the scheme as possible The existing access points will be improved and new accesses provided along in conjunction with a widening over its entire length and the provision of lighting and CCTV to enhance security.

The scheme is expected to commence the Part 8 Planning Process in Q1 2019. 

Eastern Gateway Bridge Western Approach: Monahan's Road Extension Scheme

Cork City Council has successfully obtained funding from the Governments Local Infrastructure Housing Activation Fund (LIHAF) for a series of enabling infrastructure in the South Docklands. The Eastern Gateway Bridge Western Approach: Monahan's Road Extension is a project to extend Monahan's Road and junction upgrade to provide access to development sites and a future bridge and also South Docks surface water drainage.  

Monahan's Road Extension Scheme is essential to facilitating the South Docks development. The key objectives of the project include:

  • Provide key transport infrastructure that will act as the catalyst for the early development of the adjoining lands within the Docklands area
  • Provide the first element in the Eastern Gateway Scheme link between the local South Docks districts, the other urban districts and the strategic road network
  • Deliver facilities for all road users but with particular benefits for bus users, cyclists & pedestrians

The scheme is anticipated to commence Part 8 Planning Process in Q4 2019. 

St. Mary's Campus Project

Cork City Council have engaged MHL & Associates Consulting Engineers to prepare a design for junction improvement works on Bakers Road between the junctions of Cathedral Road and Templeacre Avenue including the junction with St. Mary's Health Campus, Cork City.

Cork City Council proposes to carry out works which include the provision of new footpaths and buildouts, new signalised pedestrian crossings at the junction with Templeacre Avenue, improvements to the existing signalised pedestrian crossing on Bakers Road including improved road markings and signage.

The proposed scheme will have the following benefits:

  • The scheme will improve road safety for all road users and in particular the safety of vulnerable road users, i.e. pedestrians
  • The proposed new and improved signalised pedestrian crossings will provide improved facilities for pedestrians using the St. Mary's Health Campus and local retail units

The scheme is anticipated to commence Part 8 Planning Process in Q1 2019. 

Cork Docklands to City Centre Road Network Improvement Scheme

The Docklands to City Centre Road Network Improvement scheme has been identified by Cork City Council as an important project to kick-start development in the South Docks of Cork City. Funding has been secured by Cork City Council from the Local Infrastructure and Housing Activation Fund (LIHAF) to implement measures aimed at unlocking sustainable transport access between the South Docks and the city centre which will facilitate the beginning of the Docklands area realising its stated potential. The road improvement works will form part of Cork City Council’s long-term infrastructure proposals for both the North and South Docks which will interconnect all zones within the Docklands area as development parcels are being advanced.

The main aims of the Docklands to City Centre Road Network Improvement scheme are:

  • Provide key transport infrastructure that will act as the catalyst for the early development of the adjoining lands within the Docklands area
  • Provide a network for the optimum movement of all modes of transportation between Docklands and the City Centre
  • Provide a high quality public realm consistent with the overall ambition for the Docklands area as a vibrant, innovative, mixed use, sustainable, socially inclusive, new urban quarter

The Part 8 Planning Process is anticipated to commence in Q1 2019.