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Country Roads

Limerick roads to get €4.3 million facelift as contracts signed for two projects

Work on both projects is expected to be completed within the year.

TWO ROAD CONSTRUCTION projects are set to get underway in Limerick this year.

A €3.8 million contract for the construction of the final phase of the N21 Killarney Pole to Barnagh Road Safety Scheme has been signed.

It comes after a separate €0.5 million contract for the construction of the N24 Dromkeen Traffic Calming Scheme was also signed.

Work on both projects is expected to start shortly. The work on the N21 is expected to be finished by the end of the year while work the N24 project is hoped to be completed by June 2015.

Limerick City and County Council entered into both contracts with P&D Lydon Plant Hire Ltd.

Chair of the Municipal District of Newcastle West, Cllr. Jerome Scanlan, said the work on the Killarney Pole to Barnagh road “will be welcomed by many in the local community who have campaigned vigorously over the years for these improvement works to be undertaken along this section of the N21.”

Meanwhil, Councillor Eddie Ryan, Chair of the Municipal District of Cappamore-Killamallock said the reduction of average vehicle speeds as a result of the traffic calming measures being introduced by the N24 Dromkeen traffic scheme will provide “immediate safety benefits” for the community of Dromkeen as well as all road users on the N24 national road, which has approximately 10,000 vehicles per day passing through the village.

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