Corbally Link Road

A view of the new Corbally Link Road

The site of the Corbally Link road lies to the east of Kings Island and this vital piece of road infrastructure will link the existing R463 Corbally Road at the Grove Island Centre with the R445 Dublin Road at the Park Road junction. The R463 is the main access route into Limerick City from Corbally which is a major residential suburb of Limerick City and also from the greater south-east County Clare area. This new link road will divert a substantial volume of traffic travelling to the Dublin Road, Tipperary Road, Childers Road,The University ,away from Athlunkard Street Lights and the Abbey Bridge and should help to improve journey times. The R445 is the new road classification for the former N7 and this links the City centre with the Parkway, Castletroy and the N7 Dublin Road at Annacotty.

The road opens up land for future development and will act as a catalyst for development of Park Road and the canal areas.

A view of the new Corbally Link Road

Phase I of the Corbally Link Road which comprised of approx 400 metres of roadway was completed in 2003 by Limerick City Council in partnership with The Kings Island Development Company. Phase 2 which is the completion of the scheme is been completed under this current contract and consists of:

  1. A new bridge over the Park Canal
  2. Approx. 500 metres of new road carriageway
  3. Approx. 250 metres of carriageway widening and improvements on Park Road
  4. Construction of footpaths and cycle lane along route including tie-ins to the recently refurbished Canal paths.
  5. Improvements to Junctions on the R445 and the R463

 

The overall project involved approximately 1km of roadway with cycle paths including a new bridge over the historic Park Canal.  The Park Canal was used as a mechanism in the past for the transportation of goods from Dublin to Limerick.

 

This road scheme was part funded by a grant from the Department of the Environment/the Department of Transport under the National Development Plan.

 

Last update:17/04/2008

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