Link 2 - Phase 1
Information coming shortly
Completed in 2005 Link 2 - Phase 1 is a vital piece of road infrastructure for our community. This phase of the link connects the the existing Corbally Road (R463 ) at the Grove Island Centre with the Dublin Road (R445) at the Park Road junction. The Corbally Road is the main access route into the City Centre from Corbally which is a major residential suburb of Limerick. This link diverts a substantial volume of traffic travelling to the Dublin Road and Tipperary Road away from the Athlunkard Street Lights and the Abbey Bridge and helps to improve journey times by foot, bike and vehicles. The Corbally Link Road comprises of 900m of roadway, a new bridge over the Park Canal, 250m of carriageway widening and improvements on the Park Road, construction of footpaths and cycle lane along route including tie-ins to the recently refurbished Park Canal Path, improvements to junctions on the Dublin Road (R445) and the Corbally Road (R463).
Completed in 2005.
Link 2 - Phase 2
Link 1 - Phase 2 begins at the end of the Shannon Fields and ends at the Guinness Bridge, at the point where the Park Canal meets the Shannon River.
This link is designed to inspire a new way of thinking in city neighbourhoods. A number of design measures are being considered by the community and their design team in this cycle street pilot project. The current proposal is to create a neighbourhood walk and cycle path or ‘greenway’ along the entire stretgh of the Rhebogue Road.
This 'greenway' will provide safer walking and cycling facilities for those who wish to travel between on a quieter, less congested route between the City Centre and the Groody Valley. Having this facility will mean many journeys by foot and by bicycle can avoid the busy Dublin Road (R445), between the Park Road junction and the juction of the Rhebogue Road and the Groody Hill. The current design proposal considers walking and cycling improvement opportunities within Rhebogue and an associated 30 km/h speed limit zone and traffic calming measures. The design of this 'greenway' for the Rhebogue Road supports the needs of the community who would like to incorporate smarter travel in their daily lives and provides a strategic approach to further the realisation of Ireland's transport policy 'Smarter Travel - A Sustainable Transport Future.'
Following further community consultation and detailed design the route should be completed in early 2015.
To talk with the team members coordinating the proposed development please contact Ruth and she will connect you to the relevant person.
Contact: Ruth Byrnes, Smarter Travel Office, Limerick City and County Council
Telephone: 061 407453
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