Project Title  
M28 Cork to Ringaskiddy Project

Scheme Details 
Cork County Council (CCC), propose to upgrade approximately 12.5km of the N28 National Primary Route, from the N28/N40 South Ring Road Bloomfield Interchange to the Port of Cork in Ringaskiddy, together with consequential and ancillary works. Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) is the funding authority for this project.  

What's Happening Now?

The Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) including Natura Impact Statement (NIS) for the proposed M28 Cork to Ringaskiddy Project has been submitted to An Bord Pleanála (ABP) and will be available to view, download or purchase from 16th May 2017. The EIS details any likely significant effects or impacts of the proposed road project and contains the following documents that are available to view and download at the following links: 

A hardcopy of the EIS for the M28 Cork to Ringaskiddy Project is available to view at the following locations from Tuesday 16th May 2017 to Friday 14th July 2017:

  • Cork National Road Design Office, Glanmire;
  • County Hall, Carrigrohane Road; 
  • Douglas Library, Douglas Village Shopping Centre;
  • Cork County Council Area Office, Carrigaline; and 
  • The National Maritime College of Ireland, Ringaskiddy.

Formal written submissions may be made during this time to ABP only. The closing date for submissions to ABP will be Friday 14th July, no later than 5.30pm.

The EIS can be purchased on CD for €5 or in hard copy as follows:

  • Volume 1 - Non Technical Summary €10 
  • Volume 2 - Main Text €200 
  • Volume 3 - NIS €35 
  • Volume 4 - Appendices €215 
  • Volume 5 - Drawings €70 

For copies, please contact the project team:
Phone: (021)-4821046  Email:

What Happens Next?

ABP must consider the EIS, NIS and any submissions made before making a decision on whether to grant approval to the M28 Cork to Ringaskiddy Project.

The Bord may conduct an oral hearing and/or may seek additional information as part of the statutory processes.

Where an oral hearing is held the Bord must consider the report and any recommendations of the Inspector holding the oral hearing.

ABP may approve the project, approve the project with modifications, or they may reject the project.

Overview of Proposed M28 Cork to Ringaskiddy Project


The M28 Cork to Ringaskiddy Project includes the following:
  • 10.9km of mainline motorway from Bloomfield to Barnahely;
  • 1.5km of mainline single carriageway protected road from Barnahely to east of Ringaskiddy;
  • 4.8km of new and realigned regional and local roads;
  • 1 full grade-separated interchange at Carr’s Hill with associated roundabouts, slip roads and widening of the existing underbridge at Carr’s Hill;
  • 3 partial grade-separated interchanges at Bloomfield/Rochestown Road, Shannonpark and Shanbally, with associated roundabouts and slip roads, including 2 new underbridges, existing bridge at Rochestown retained as part of the scheme;
  • 3 at-grade roundabouts at Barnahely, Loughbeg and eastern Port of Cork entrance;
  • Provision of a M28 to N40 westbound link road and improvement of the westbound merge from the M28 to the N40;
  • Removal of the existing sub-standard northbound on-ramp at Maryborough Hill;
  • Upgrading of the existing sub-standard off-ramp to Mount Oval;
  • Demolition of the existing Maryborough Hill overbridge and construction of a replacement overbridge at the same location. This overbridge will take Maryborough Hill over the widened M28 below;
  • Traffic signalised control to be implemented at key junctions on Rochestown Road, including the replacement of the Rochestown Road roundabout with a signalised junction, signalising of the merge to the M28 and signalising of the Clarke’s Hill junction; 
  • Landscaping and environmental mitigation measures; and 
  • A service area for commercial vehicles including amenity building, fuel facilities, parking etc. within the Port of Cork lands at Ringaskiddy. 

A full description of the works is available in Volume 2 of the EIS Chapter 3: Description of Proposed Road Development.

Further Information

To find out more about the M28 Cork to Ringaskiddy Project contact the project team:

Phone: (021)-4821046  Email:

To find out more about how to make a submission or for information on the oral hearing, please contact An Bord Pleanála:

Phone: (01) 858 8100 or LoCall 1890 275 175
Email: Website: 
Post: An Bord Pleanála, 64 Marlborough Street, Dublin 1.



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