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Limerick City and County Council published the Transport Solution for the N/M20 Cork to Limerick Project in March 2022, and subsequently published a project update in February 2023. The transport solution is not limited to consideration of a single mode of transport but is based upon a holistic, multi modal view to improving connectivity, safety, and economic links between the cities of Cork and Limerick, and ultimately Galway.

The N/M20 transport solution will significantly enhance safety and journey time reliability for all transport users, improve the health and wellbeing of the bypassed communities, support regional and local economic growth, and implement transport decarbonisation measures from the government’s Climate Action Plan.

The project team have progressed the design and environmental evaluation over the last nine months and now seek, with the publication of the November 2023 project update, to inform and consult with the public and stakeholders on the following elements:

  • Reducing the width of the mainline corridor from 500m to 200m. A further reduction identifying the proposed fence line will take place over the next 12 months.
  • Identifying the location of junctions, link roads, side roads and active travel corridors.
  • Expanded provision of Active Travel infrastructure for walking and cycling from 80km to 100km, enhancing the health and wellbeing of our communities.
  • Provision of Transport Hubs to facilitate interchange to public transport services, car sharing, active travel, and en-route EV charging facilities.
  • Provision of a Freight Hub to provide HGV parking, welfare, and en-route EV charging facilities.
  • Developing further opportunities to enhance Public Transport and encourage transfer to bus and rail.
  • Developing best practice for environmental, biodiversity and carbon management.

Limerick City and County Council in partnership with Cork County Council, Cork City Council, Transport Infrastructure Ireland and the Department of Transport are progressing Phase 3 Design and Environmental Evaluation. 

The project team continues to welcome feedback from property owners, communities, businesses and other stakeholders. An online feedback form is available here. Further project updates will be published in Q2 (draft design) and Q4 2024 (final design and fence line), then seek government approval to submit the planning application to An Bord Pleanála.

The project update information will be available to view on the project website and in person at the N/M20 Project Office from 11am on Monday 27th November 2023. Maps will be available from Wednesday 29th November 2023 to view at local authority offices in:

  • N/M20 Project Office, Lissanalta House, Dooradoyle, Limerick, V94 H5RR
  • Limerick City and County Council, Dooradoyle Road, Dooradoyle, Limerick, V94 WV78
  • Limerick City and County Council, Merchants Quay, Limerick, V94 EH90
  • Kilmallock Municipal District Office, Railway Road, Kilmallock, Co. Limerick, V35 K497
  • Cork County Council Headquarters, County Hall, Carrigrohane Road, Cork, T12 R2NC
  • Cork City Council, City Hall, Anglesea Street, Cork, T12 T997
  • Cork County Council, Annabella, Mallow, Co. Cork, P51 Y6YT
  • Cork National Roads Office, Richmond, Glanmire, Cork, T45 WA44

Public online webinars will be hosted by the project team at 7pm on the 29th November and the 6th December 2023, with login details provided below.

Public Online Webinar – Wednesday  29th November 2023 at 7pm (link below)

N/M20 Cork to Limerick Project Update – Public Webinar 1

Public Online Webinar – Wednesday 6th December 2023 at 7pm (link below)

N/M20 Cork to Limerick Project Update – Public Webinar 2

Property owners are notified by post and invited to consult with the project team, either in person in Limerick or Mallow, or by online or telephone meetings. For further information contact the project office at or telephone (061) 973730.