Motorway route change to go on public display

A proposed change to the route corridor for the future motorway between Cahir and Pallasgreen will go on public display in South Tipperary Co. Council offices from next Monday.

A proposed change to the route corridor for the future motorway between Cahir and Pallasgreen will go on public display in South Tipperary Co. Council offices from next Monday.

The Council is inviting the public to view the proposed amendments to the Cahir to Bansha section of the route and submit observations or objections and is also planning individual meetings with ten landholders, whose properties will be affected if the route changes are approved.

The map detailing the changes to the route corridor, which are mostly close to Cloughabreda near Cahir will remain on public display at County Hall in Clonmel and Erasmus Smith House, Cahir until August 12 during which public submissions can be lodged with the local authority.

The Council Council’s Director of Services for Roads Pat Slattery informed the Council’s July meeting that the motorway route corridor between Pallasgreen and Cahir was reviewed and changed between Cahir and Bansha to take into account the designation of the River Suir as a Special Area of Conservation and new government project appraisal guidelines.

The proposed change to the route corridor is west of Cloughabreeda, close to Cahir.

Co. Council Chairman Cllr Michael Fitzgerald said he was glad that work was ongoing on this road project and that it was a “live” project but Tipperary Town Cllr Denis Leahy asked Council management would the route changes put the proposed Tipperary Bypass way down the government’s agenda again.

Mr Slattery responded that the changes wouldn’t delay the project and it was the Council’s intention to prepare a full Environmental Impact Statement for the motorway route by December.