Update No. 16: October 2023 - Design & EIAR Progress Update
Clare County Council is progressing the planning and design of the N19 Shannon Airport Access Road Improvement Scheme in partnership with Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) and the Department of Transport (DoT). The project is being managed by the Mid West National Road Design Office on behalf of Clare County Council.
The Scheme will provide high quality road and active travel improvements on the N19 between Drumgeely Roundabout and Knockbeagh Point Roundabout. The Scheme will involve an online upgrade of the existing N19 providing new and improved bus infrastructure, upgrades to existing junctions and new high quality active travel infrastructure improving connectivity between Shannon Town, Shannon Free Zone West, Shannon International Airport and the surrounding regions.
Clare County Council appointed Fehily Timoney and Company and Clandillon Civil Consulting as the Technical Consultants to progress the Scheme through Phases 1 to 4 of the TII Project Management Guidelines.
Design & EIAR Progress Update
The project is currently at Phase 3 (Design and Environmental Evaluation). A Draft Design has been prepared for the Preferred Option identified during Phase 2 of the Project. The Environmental Impact Assessment Report is underway and is expected to reach completion by Q2 2024.
The Design will be finalised following a Peer Review Process and a final design update will be published on the project website.
The EIAR will be progressed with a target completion of Q2 2024.