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RPO 168

• Improvements to roads identified at a regional and local level will be in accordance with current project appraisal, environment and planning procedures

Investment in Regional and Local Roads

The following regional and local road and transport measures will be progressed to achieve NSO: Enhanced Regional Accessibility subject to the recommendations of the three MASPs, the preparation of associated Metropolitan Area Transport Strategies and the preparation of Local Transport Plans for key settlements and other urban centres where applicable. These measures are also subject to robust feasibility studies and site/ route selection to reduce impacts on the environment and required appraisal, planning and environmental assessment processes. Under this RPO, where works to any part of the strategic road network are supported, the potential for improved sustainable transport shall be considered. The potential for nature-based design solutions for mitigation design shall be considered.

DTTS/TII may not be responsible for the funding of any such schemes or improvements;

• New or improved orbital routes on the Northern and Southern sides of Cork City • The Cork Northern Distributor Road • Upgrade of the R624 Regional Road linking N25 to Marino Point and Cobh and designation to National Road Status • Upgrade of the R630 Regional Road linking Midleton to Whitegate Road (Energy Hub) and designation to National Road Status • Upgrading the R586 Regional Road from Bandon to Bantry via Dunmanway and support for designation to National Road Status • Upgrading of the R572 linking Castletownbere Port to the N71 • Upgrade of the R558 Regional Road linking Tralee to Fenit Port • Limerick R527 Dock Road, R445 Dublin Road, R527 Tipperary Road • R471 access to Shannon Free Zone • L3126 to Bunratty Castle • Upgrade R498 Thurles to Nenagh • Improve access from New Ross to the M9 • Upgrade and improve the R418 Tullow to Castledermot and Junction 4, M9 • Upgrade of the R 672 linking Clonmel & Dungarvan Refer to RSES Chapter 3 Key Towns for specific strategic relief road projects to enable the potential for sustainable growth, regeneration and enhanced active travel and public transport services to town centres in these settlements.

Part (A) Projects Identified Under the NDP Including Pre-Appraisal Stages

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Shannon Crossing

Dingle Relief Road

Coonagh to Knockalisheen Main Contract

• Realignment of R498 Nenagh/Thurles road at Latteragh • Killaloe Bypass/R494 upgrade • Carrigaline Western Distributor Road Examples of projects currently subject to appraisal are set out below: • Thurles Relief road • Tralee Northern Relief Road • Carlow Southern Relief Road (N80-R448) • Abbey Road to Belmont Link Road – Ferrybank

Part (B) Other Projects

Under this RPO, for identified strategic road network improvements not included in the current NDP for the period 2018-2027, RSES seeks that: • Government’s current priorities remain in accordance with National Development Plan 2018- 2027 priorities only

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