June 8, 2023

Motorway misery: Kilkenny commuters forced to endure M7 delays until July

KILKENNY commuters travelling to and from the capital will have to endure frustrating traffic delays on the M7 well into the summer.

An upgrade project on one of the country’s busiest motorway was expected to be completed by the end of this month after an earlier deadline was pushed back.

But now Kildare County Council has confirmed the M7 roadworks will continue to cause delays to motorists until July at the earliest.

The project will see the M7 widened from Naas to the M9 turnoff to Kilkenny, along with the bypass of Sallins and a new interchange at Osberstown in Co Kildare.

The road carries almost 70,000 vehicles every day and is the main network connection to Kilkenny, Waterford, Cork and Limerick.

According to a recent report, more than 20,000 people commute every day to Dublin from Kilkenny and neighbouring counties Carlow and Wexford.

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