Castlemartyr relief road badly needed – David Stanton TD

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Cork East Fine Gael TD and Minister of State at the Department of Justice, David Stanton, has called for the construction of a relief road to alleviate traffic congestion on the N25 in Castlemartyr village.

Minister Stanton said: “There is an urgent need to examine the potential bypassing of the village of Castlemartyr by constructing a short relief road. I am informed that averages of 22,000 vehicles pass through the cross in the village every day and as a result the delays can be substantial in the morning and evenings, from all directions.”

“Also due to its location on the main route from Cork to Waterford city and the port of Rosslare a considerable volume of freight transport passes through the village, resulting in large tailbacks in both directions in the morning and evenings. This has compounded traffic congestion and substantially increased commuting times which are only set to get worse if Brexit goes ahead. A motorway from Cork to Waterford would solve the problems but such a project is not planned at present and even if it were it would take many years to develop.

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