Taoiseach to open new stretch...


Taoiseach to open new stretch of N22 Macroom Bypass

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11:21 8 Nov 2022

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Taoiseach Micheál Martin is set to open the new stretch of the Macroom Bypass on the N22 along with the Mayor of County Cork, Danny Collins next month.

This 8km section of new road includes a roundabout at the tie-in on the eastern side of Macroom, a grade-separated junction at Gurteenroe on the western end of Macroom and a temporary tie-in at Carrigaphooca, with the temporary roundabout allowing traffic to merge with the existing N22.

The road has two lanes in both directions separated with a steel median safety barrier.

Contractor Jons John Craddock JV began work on site back in January 2020 with a successful collaborative approach enabling this section of road to open ahead of schedule. The remaining 14km of new road is estimated to be completed in Autumn 2023.

Commenting on the early opening, Mayor Collins said, “This opening will improve road user safety and remove congestion from Macroom allowing residents, businesses and visitors easy access to and from the town. On behalf of Cork County Council and TII, I would like to thank members of the public, Elected Members, landowners, local businesses, contractors and all other stakeholders for their continued cooperation, patience and understanding during these works. This is a really exciting time for Macroom and for all users of this new road.”

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