Cork Limerick Motorway options to be announced – planning for Mallow relief road to follow

Following the announcement that an online public display on the N/M20 Cork Limerick Motorway project will go ‘live’ on the website from 12 noon on Wednesday next, 30th March, the question is being asked whether the preferred transport solution will be for a full motorway between Cork and Limerick cities, or whether it is envisaged to only bypass towns like Mallow, Buttevant and Charleville. Local groups which have been opposing the motorway plan will be keenly interested in the options which will be highlighted next Wednesday.
The online display will feature a ‘virtual display room’ which will allow the public and other stakeholders to view and interact with the project information and maps for the preferred transport solution. The public display of information and maps will also be available in the N/M20 Project Office in Lissanalta House, Dooradoyle, Limerick, and in a number of Council public offices and public libraries between Cork and Limerick. Property owners along the preferred option will be notified by post and invited to consult with the project team, either in person in Limerick or Mallow, or by online or telephone meetings during the next phase of the project. For further information visit or contact the project office at or telephone (061) 973 730.
At a local level, Cork Co. Council is going to make a planning application for a bypass of Mallow, with the route for the road expected to go from a new junction near Mallow General Hospital, heading over Ballyviniter Lower and on to the N72 junction at Oliver’s Cross. The relief road will be a single-lane dual carriageway with an adjacent two-way footpath/cycle lane on one side.