Important Information

Bulletin for project Website re consultation process during Covid 19 restrictions

“In accordance with the requirements of national guidelines for infrastructure projects, the first phase of the N25 Waterford to Glenmore project has been completed and confirms the project’s strategic fit with current policies and programmes and has identified the need for the scheme and its objectives.

Within the study area for the project, a broad range of constraints and features have been identified which could influence the identification and assessment of viable scheme options.

We are now in a position to engage with the public and present the finding of the constraints study and to seek feedback on the scheme options that have been identified as part of Phase 2 – Option Selection. However, in accordance with the current Covid-19 restrictions and advice, all face to face public consultations and meetings have been postponed until further notice.

Given that the Covid 19 restrictions are continuing, albeit easing, we are seeking the public’s engagement in the form of an on-line consultations which is accessible through the project website, in combination with information in local newspapers. This consultation has been arranged to take place on-line and by post from the 2nd to the 5th of June and to invite submissions up until the 26th June. The consultation is currently being advertised on the project website now and in local newspapers circulating in the scheme area from the 2nd to the 3rd of June.

If you wish to speak to a project team member about a specific consultation query, you may do so by calling 01 8108000 between the 09:00 to 17:00hrs from the 2nd to the 5th June.

From the 8th of June onwards, we will continue to address any project queries by phone or email via the contact details provided on the ‘Contact Us’ page of the website.

It is intended that once covid-19 restrictions are lifted a public display event will be arranged to present the findings of the constraints study and the identified route corridor options, and to seek the public’s feedback. Notification of this public display event will be advertised on this website and on local media and relevant information will also be uploaded to the project website in advance.

The project team will also continue to perform their duties, but no key project decisions that require input or feedback from the public will proceed until we are in a position to engage directly through public consultation.”

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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.

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 has defined a study area for the N25 Waterford to Glenmore Scheme based on known constraints and covering the full range of potential viable route options. The study area is shown in the location map below, which also highlights the start and end points of the scheme.

This N25 Waterford to Glenmore Scheme is 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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