The preferred road-based scenario and the two rail-based scenarios will be carried forward to Phase 2 Option Selection. For the road-based scenario, we will develop route options within the N20 corridor. The road-based route options along with the rail-based options will be appraised in relation to the project objectives to identify the preferred transport option for connecting Cork and Limerick.
This process is presented in Figure 10. The identification of a Preferred Option and completion of Phase 2 is expected in 2021. The Public Spending Code requires that the scheme develop a business case, which needs Government approval before it can be published and submitted to An Bord Pleanála. Work on this will continue for the coming years as the scheme proposal develops.
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