Contract awarded for N/M20 Cork-Limerick Road Improvement Scheme

News that the contract for the design of the N/M20 Cork to Limerick Road Improvement Scheme has been awarded to Barry Transportation, and its project partners WSP and Sweco, has been warmly welcomed by all advocates of the contruction of a motorway between the two cities. Work will begin this month, and extensive public consultation will take place.
Mayor of the City and County of Limerick Cllr James Collins said: “This project is critical for the economic development of Limerick and the wider region along the Atlantic Corridor. It will save lives and improve the quality of life for those who rely on this transport corridor for business, work, study and tourism.”
North Cork Fine Gael Councillor John Paul O’Shea also welcomed the €900 million project go-ahead, describing it as “a step in the right direction, bringing significant economic benefits to the North Cork area”.
“A motorway between Cork and Limerick will enhance economic linkages stimulate development, improve safety, and reduce congestion. Towns within North Cork stand to benefit from this vital arterial route and I warmly welcome this latest step in the plan to construct the M20,” he said.