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N25 - Carrigtwohill to Midleton [route options published]



  • Registered Users Posts: 6,685 ✭✭✭Pete_Cavan

    Whether a new junction at Milebrush is included or not, the N25 between Carrigtwohill and Midleton needs upgrading. It is needed now, nevermind if the population of the area increases significantly.

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,062 ✭✭✭hans aus dtschl

    Yep. I'd fully agree. But it's nowhere near as urgent as the lakeview roundabout junction and East of Midleton though.

    The problem is that the local councillors are saying that the N25 needs to be upgraded by TII, for the express purposes of allowing the council to pursue unsustainable development dreams around a newly created junction at milebush...and in doing so, undermining the N25 a little bit.

    In short, they want to turn a piece of national infrastructure into their pet distributor. It's not reasonable. They messed up Oatencake, so someone else must fix it, is the attitude. I wouldn't even have minded if they had put in a local distributor plan around milebush, but they didn't bother: their plan was for retail and warehouse sprawl, like they did in Little Island, Cobh Cross, Kinsale Road, Togher, Frankfield, Airport Business Park etc etc etc. That's been their business plan for decades.

    They pick a junction on a national road near the city and try and coax businesses to set up near the city, with no supporting infrastructure, hollowing out the city and creating unsustainable developments in the process. Now they want a new junction to built (by TII!) just to facilitate it!

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,503 ✭✭✭JeffKenna

    Can't see why that is needed, that stretch of the N25 is grand. Lakeview and Castlemaryter is where the issues are.

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,062 ✭✭✭hans aus dtschl

    Houses directly on it and short merge lanes. Needs to be resolved. But I fully agree with you, they're not urgent issues whatsoever. In East Cork, this is literally one of the best and safest roads by a long way. The "urgency" to get it done is all to facilitate unsustainable development.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,407 ✭✭✭KrisW1001

    The short merge lanes westbound at Oatencake are actually fixable - there's space at the roadside to at least double the length of the merge lane, but for safety reasons, doing the work would probably mean closing the junction temporarily, which would cause the mother of all public outcries.

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