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Cork County Council and Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) Regional Road Safety met in recent weeks and have commenced an urgent review of Main Street Charleville to facilitate the preparation of safety improvement proposals.
The purpose of this review will be to expedite the delivery on Main Street of the existing Part 8 Scheme for pedestrians near Charleville Library, assist Cork County Council to devise proposals to address pedestrian safety specifically and in due course request funding from TII. It is likely that the nature of the street will require alterations to improve the visibility and safety of pedestrians.
Any long-term solution will need to take by-passing Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGVs) out of Charleville altogether via either an acceleration of the construction of a portion of the N/M20 Project or via a new relief road or upgrading of existing routes. In this regard, Cork County Council has requested TII funding to progress the planning of options to provide traffic relief for Charleville and that such a scheme be funded, and progressed, in addition to the N/M20 Project together with developing safety improvement proposals for the town centre.
Cork County Council welcomes the approval from TII to bring these proposals forward.