Important Information

Project Update Bulletin December 2020

In accordance with the current Covid-19 restrictions and advice, an on-line public consultation, presenting the findings of the constraints study and the scheme options identified as part of Phase 2 – Option Selection was completed in June 2020. The public consultation is now closed however the route options consultation brochure is available to download through this website.

The project is currently at the final stage of Phase 2 and it is expected that a Preferred Route Corridor will be selected in Q1 2021. Once selected a public display event will be arranged to present the Preferred Route Corridor, and to seek the public’s feedback. Details of the Preferred Route Corridor and the date of this upcoming event will be advertised on this website.

The Project Team will continue to address any project queries by phone or email via the contact details provided on the ‘Contact Us’ page of the website.

No key project decisions that require input or feedback from the public will proceed until we are in a position to engage directly through the planned public display of the Preferred Route Corridor.

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Important Information

Project Update Bulletin December 2020

In accordance with the current Covid-19 restrictions and advice, an on-line public consultation, presenting the findings of the constraints study and the scheme options identified as part of Phase 2 – Option Selection was completed in June 2020. The public consultation is now closed however the route options consultation brochure is available to download through this website.

The project is currently at the final stage of Phase 2 and it is expected that a Preferred Route Corridor will be selected in Q1 2021. Once selected a public display event will be arranged to present the Preferred Route Corridor, and to seek the public’s feedback. Details of the Preferred Route Corridor and the date of this upcoming event will be advertised on this website.

The Project Team will continue to address any project queries by phone or email via the contact details provided on the ‘Contact Us’ page of the website.

No key project decisions that require input or feedback from the public will proceed until we are in a position to engage directly through the planned public display of the Preferred Route Corridor.

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N25 Waterford to Glenmore Scheme


The project is currently at the final stage of Phase 2 and it is expected that a Preferred Route Option will be selected in Q1 2021. Once selected a public display event will be arranged to present the Preferred Route Corridor, and to seek the public’s feedback. Details of the Preferred Route Corridor and the date of this upcoming event will be advertised on this website.

About the project


Kilkenny County Council, in association with Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII), are proposing to develop a scheme to improve approximately 9.5 km of the N25 between Waterford and Glenmore. This project is called the N25 Waterford to Glenmore Road Scheme.

This is an important project for the South East Region.

The N25 Waterford to Glenmore Road Scheme is of particular importance as it forms part of:

  • The Trans- European Transport Networks (TEN-T)
  • Project Ireland 2040, incorporating The National Planning Framework(NPF) and National Development Plan (2018-2027) (NDP)
  • Strategic Investment Framework for Land Transport (SIFLT)
  • Smarter Travel – A Sustainable Transport Future (2009-2020)
  • Road Safety Strategy (2013-2020)
  • Regional Planning Guidelines for the South-East Region (2010-2022)

Planning and design work for the N25 Waterford to Glenmore Road Scheme was originally carried out between 2007 and 2011 by Tramore House Regional Design Office (THRDO) on behalf of Kilkenny County Council. This previous work was suspended in 2011 for economic reasons. Kilkenny County Council has now appointed Atkins to advance the project through the planning and design process. Subject to funding, the design process will be developed in stages, with opportunities for the public to participate in the decision making process at each stage.

Project Description


The N25 Waterford to Glenmore Road Scheme is located between two major bypass schemes around Waterford City and New Ross. The scheme will link the N25 New Ross Bypass (due to open in 2019) and the N25 Waterford City Bypass (opened in 2009) and is expected to consist of approximately 9.5km of dual carriageway national primary route linking these two existing upgraded sections of the N25.

Route corridor options for the N25 Waterford to Glenmore Scheme were previously developed and assessed by THRDO. A Preferred Route Corridor was identified and this is included in the current Kilkenny County Development Plan 2014 – 2020. Due to changes in environmental legislation, design standards and to comply with the requirements of the current Public Spending Code, new route corridor options will be developed and assessed by Atkins and a new Preferred Route Corridor will be identified. The planning and design work previously completed by THRDO will be considered as part of this process.

Atkins completed Phase 1 - Concept & Feasibility in Q4 2019 and a broad range of constraints and features such as properties, archaeology and environmental constraints were identified which influenced the identification and assessment of viable scheme options in Phase 2 – Options Selection.

The project moved to Phase 2 in Q 4 2019 and this phase consists of three stages of assessment with the aim of whittling the options down to an emerging preferred route corridor.

In the first stage of Phase 2, fifteen feasible route corridor options were developed within the study area and assessed under Engineering, Environment and Economy and the six most preferred route corridor options were presented at a virtual consultation held in June 2020 via the project website where feedback was sought from the public.

In the second stage of Phase 2, these six route corridor options were assessed in more detail under Environment, Safety, Economy, Accessibility & Social Inclusion and Integration as a means of identifying an emerging preferred route corridor.

The project is currently at the final stage of Phase 2 and it is expected that a Preferred Route Option will be selected in Q1 2021. Once selected a public display event will be arranged to present the Preferred Route Corridor, and to seek the public’s feedback. Details of the Preferred Route Corridor and the date of this upcoming event will be advertised on this website.

This N25 Waterford to Glenmore Scheme continues to be an objective of Kilkenny County Council and Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) as it is a key road improvement, which will have a very positive effect on traffic in the region. The benefits of the scheme will include reduced congestion, quicker journey times, improved journey reliability and comfort and significantly higher levels of road safety on the route.

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