N22 Macroom-Baile Bhúirne Bypass Construction To Begin In 2019

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Minister Brendan Griffin on-site during clearance works on the new N22 route.

TENDER documents for the construction of the the N22 Macroom-Baile Bhuirne bypass scheme will be published today, with construction envisaged to begin in 2019.

Kerry Fine Gael TD and Minister of State in the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport, Brendan Griffin, this morning announced the documents will be published on the Government’s electronic tendering platform e-Tenders today.

Minister Griffin said: “The publication of the tender for the N22 Macroom-Baile Bhuirne bypass is brilliant news for Kerry and the entire Southwest Region. I’m delighted that this road is advancing towards construction in 2019. It’s great news for Kerry commuters to jobs in Cork and I consider it to be the most significant socio-economic project for Kerry in decades.

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“It is great news also for Kerry people accessing healthcare and other services in Cork and increases Kerry’s chances of inward investment. This new road will reduce journey times to Cork considerably and will make the journey far safer and easier.”

“Under the Government’s Project Ireland 2040, this is a priority project and I worked extremely hard to ensure that this project made the capital plan in 2015, which has accelerated the delivery of this hugely important road for Kerry. I look forward to the awarding of the contract to the successful contractor in the spring time, with construction commencing as soon as possible in 2019.”

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