Originally Posted by hans aus dtschl
There's a large industrial estate serviced by that slip road including all of Iarnród Eireann's freight depot. Also, a significant amount of the Glanmire and Glounthaune population use it. But realistically the freight depot is the biggest user of this. The image you drew even shows a little of it.
Yeah but there is another exit they could use further up the N25 (the second exit for Little Island). They can just use that exit. Its not as if thousands and thousand of cars need it anyway. IMO getting rid of the Glounthaune Slip is justified to ensure a free flow M8 to Cork City Center route.
Glaunthaune traffic can be rerouted to the Little Island exit on the N25 (which can be widened if needs be). The N25 is already 3 lanes as far as that junction anyway so it could cope with the extra traffic.