Background

Limerick City and County Council is working in partnership with Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) and the Department of Transport to develop a scheme to relieve congestion on the N21 Limerick to Tralee Road through Newcastle West. This project is called the N21 Newcastle West Road Scheme. This is an important project to enhance regional connectivity and to improve road safety. 

Limerick City and County Council has appointed Jacobs Consulting Engineers to advance the project through the planning and design process. Subject to funding, the design process will be developed in stages, with opportunities for the public to participate in the decision-making at key stages.


What’s Happening Now

Public Display of the Preferred Option

In February and March 2021 Limerick City and County Council held an online Public Consultation seeking feedback from the public on the shortlisted options developed for the project. There was a high level of engagement from the public with this first consultation. Since then, the project team has undertaken a detailed, multi-criteria appraisal of feasible scheme options and alternatives and has considered feedback received during the public consultation event in February and March 2021.

An online public display event is now being held to inform the public and stakeholders of the Preferred Option identified for the scheme to be brought forward for further development and assessment.

This public information event describes the work undertaken to date, gives information about the option selection process and why the preferred option was selected, describes and provides maps of the preferred route corridor and outlines the programme for next steps in advancing the project.

In consideration of continuing risks due to the COVID-19 pandemic and taking into account the timing for planning and holding the public display, an online platform has been developed  - please click the link below to enter the Online Public Display Room.

As with the previous public consultation for the route corridor options, this online platform hosts a virtual consultation room that allows the public and other stakeholders to view and interact with the information and maps displayed. The platform includes an online booking facility where the public and other stakeholders can schedule an online or telephone meeting with a member of the project team during the first two weeks of the public display period.

It is understood that online information cannot be accessed by everyone. The project team is keen to engage with people throughout the display period. Information can be requested, and telephone meetings can be booked by calling the booking phone line 087 0573813 which will be available until Tuesday 23rd November 2021.

This non-statutory event also provides an opportunity for observations to be submitted, which may inform the further development of the scheme in the next phases. Observations can be sent by email to newcastlewest@midwestroads.ie or by post addressed to N21 Newcastle West Road Scheme, Mid West National Road Design Office, Lissanalta House, Dooradoyle, Limerick V94 H5RR up until Tuesday 7th December 2021.


Interactive Map

An interactive map is available in the Online Public Display Room to view the Preferred Option.

To enter  please click here.