N19 Shannon Airport Access Road
Improvement Scheme

Dept. Transport Standard 1.0

Update No. 2 (July-August-September 2020) - Phase 2 Options Selection Progress Update

Update No. 2 (July-August-September 2020) - Phase 2 Options Selection Progress Update

By Shannon Access
Wednesday, 23rd September 2020

Introduction

Phase Two (Options Selection) of the N19 Shannon Airport Access Road Improvement Scheme is currently ongoing. A Constraints Study area has been identified for the Scheme and a study has been completed to identify the nature and extent of natural and artificial constraints.


A number of preliminary route corridors have been developed which take cognisance of the identified constraints. These preliminary route corridors are currently being appraised. An important attribute of Phase Two is the facilitation of stakeholder engagement through public consultation.

Progress Update

Phase 2 (Options Selection) of the Scheme is currently ongoing. 

Phase Two of the Scheme (Options Selection) is currently ongoing and consists of a three-stage process as follows:

  • Stage 1 - Preliminary Options Assessment
  • Stage 2 - Project Appraisal Matrix
  • Stage 3 - Preferred Option

Work continues to progress in relation to Stage 1 of the Options Selection process for the scheme. This includes the Preliminary Options Assessment, which involves the assessment of the potential impacts of the options, and their relative success in achieving the project objectives, under the headings of engineering, environment and economy. 

The first public consultation will be undertaken to inform members of the public, and other key stakeholders, of the preliminary options developed and the findings of the constraints study. The first public consultation will provide opportunities for feedback and queries from interested stakeholders which will contribute to the decision-making process.

Consultation

Due to ongoing COVID-19 restrictions, together with recommendations from Government, the public consultation events for Phase Two will be facilitated using the project website, in combination with local media advertisements and the distribution of a project brochure in the Study area. The first public consultation is expected to take place in Q3 2020. 

In the meantime, the Project Liaison Officer remains available to address any queries. He is contactable by phone on 065 6866147, or via email at info@shannonaccess.ie. In addition, any project queries can be emailed to the project team via the “Contact Us” page of the project website at www.shannonaccess.ie.


 

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