Traffic disruption to last 10 months as work on 500 new homes in city gets underway
BUILDING work got underway this morning on a major development that will see the construction of 500 new homes and three new schools on the outskirts of Kilkenny city.
The construction work will cause major traffic disruption in the area for the next 10 months.
Kilkenny County Council said: “Traffic Lights will be in operation at the junction of the R695 Kilmanagh Road and the L2670 Circular Road, Kilkenny City adjacent to Kilcreene Cottages, commencing on Monday 8th April 2019 with an estimated duration of 10 months.
“These traffic arrangements are to facilitate road construction works and the installation of general services associated with the Western Environs Project.”
The Western Environs Phase 1 Infrastructure Scheme will transform that area of the city.
The Government has allocated 75%, or €6.5 million, of the cost of the scheme, which will connect the Callan Road to the Circular Road and the Kilmanagh Road, onto the Water Barracks roundabout.
The scheme extends to 2.3km in length. The works will include the construction of a new distributor road from the N76 Callan Road to the Circular Road at Robertshill, the widening of the existing Circular Road from Robertshill to its junction with the Kilmanagh Road and the widening of the R695 Kilmanagh Road to Drakelands Nursing Home.