M28 Cork to Ringaskiddy Motorway Scheme
Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) in conjunction with Cork County Council are preparing proposals for the upgrade of the N28 between Bloomfield Interchange and Ringaskiddy village. The existing N28 is predominantly a single carriageway road and suffers from significant congestion leading to considerable delays and queuing at peak times, at certain locations.
RPS Consulting Engineers has been appointed by Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) to provide engineering, traffic modelling and environmental consultancy services in relation to the proposed M28 Cork to Ringaskiddy Motorway Scheme.
What's Happening Now?
Cork County Council would like thank everyone who submitted comments and attended our open days on the Preferred Route Alignment and Junction Strategy for the M28 Cork to Ringaskiddy Motorway Scheme.
The feedback period closed on Friday, May 13th 2016.
The project team has reviewed all submissions received from members of the public and interested
parties during the Public Consultation and a Consultation Report has been prepared to reflect the concerns and opinions of the public and interested parties.
The Consultation Report on the Preferred Route Alignment and Junction Strategy for the M28 Cork to Ringaskiddy Motorway Scheme is available
What Happens Next?
Issues raised as part of the Public Consultation on the Preferred Route Alignment and Junction Strategy are currently being considered by the Design Team in the finalisation of the M28 Cork to Ringaskiddy Motorway Scheme.
The Final Scheme will be put on public display in advance of the publication of the Motorway Order and Environmental Impact Statement. It is expected that the final scheme will be displayed before the end of 2016.
Once the Final Scheme has been designed, the extent of property required will be determined. This will allow the Motorway Order (MO) to be prepared. The Motorway Order will identify property that is required to be compulsorily purchased for the development of the M28 Cork to Ringaskiddy Motorway Scheme.
An Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the scheme is currently being prepared and will be finalised once the scheme design has been completed.
It is envisaged that the MO and EIS will be completed before the end of 2016.
Subject to approval, it is expected that the MO and EIS will be published in January 2017, starting the statutory planning process.
The EIS and the maps and schedules associated with the MO will be on display in the offices of the local authority for a period of not less than one month following publication. Formal submissions may be made at that time to An Bord Pleanála (ABP) and for a period of not less than two weeks after that display period.
An Oral Hearing on the project may take place, if required by ABP.
ABP may approve the scheme, approve with modifications or reject the scheme.
Subject to ABP approval and availability of funding, the scheme then advances to the procurement and construction phases.
Construction may include a number of contracts in advance of the main construction contract for the scheme, such as diversion of existing services, site investigations, archaeological investigations and site fencing.
It is estimated that the main construction contract will take at least 2 years
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An Information Leaflet on the Preferred Route Alignment and Junction Strategy is available
The Preferred Route Alignment Drawings are available here.
The Consultation Report on the Carr's Hill Interchange and associated
works is available here.