Important Information

Project Update Bulletin May 2021

Phase 2 Option Selection has been completed and the Preferred Option Selected. The Public Display Event is now closed but the detailed background information and reports will continue to be available to download from the Public Consultation page under the Public Display Event tab.

The Project Team will continue to address any project queries by phone or email via the contact details provided on the ‘Contact Us’ page of the web site.

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Cork City Northern Transport Project

Cork City Council, in association with Cork County Council and Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII), are proposing to develop, and appraise options for the Cork City Northern Transport Project (formerly Cork North Ring Road), culminating in the selection of a preferred transport option.

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About the project

The project is currently at Phase 0 – Scope and pre-appraisal. During this phase a strategic assessment report will be prepared, which will set out the case for investment and the alignment with government policies as well as the potential transport solutions that will be considered.

This is supporting continued economic growth in Cork City and the wider region

The Cork City Northern Transport Project will support objectives of relevant planning policies including:

  • Project Ireland 2040, incorporating The National Planning Framework (NPF) and National Development Plan (2018-2027) (NDP) and the National Investment Framework for Transport in Ireland (NIFTI)
  • Climate Action Plan 2019
  • Regional Spatial and Economic Strategy (RSES) for the Southern Region.
  • Draft Cork City Development Plan 2022-2028
  • Cork City Development Plan 2015 – 2021
  • Draft Cork County Development Plan 2022 – 2028
  • Cork County Development Plan 2014
  • Cork Metropolitan Area Transport Strategy 2040 (CMATS)

Project Description

Project Ireland 2040 envisages significant population and economic growth for Cork City in the period to 2040, driving growth in the local, regional and national economy.

Investment in the Cork City Northern Transport Project will support this economic growth in Cork City and the wider region and assist in achieving the wider strategic objective of Project Ireland 2040.

The Cork City Northern Transport project will provide improved regional accessibility and connectivity around Cork City, including to Ringaskiddy Port and Cork Airport and enhance the mobility of people and goods throughout the urban area of Cork City. The project will form a key part of an integrated, sustainable, low carbon transport system for the city. The project will ensure other multi modal transport infrastructure will continue to function effectively in the long term, hence protecting the public investment and enabling the city to transition successfully to more sustainable transport modes.

The Cork City Northern Transport Project will consider a wide range of feasible transport interventions including:

  • Enhanced maintenance
  • Demand management
  • Traffic management measures
  • Safety Improvements
  • Intelligence transport systems
  • Active travel measures (cycling and pedestrian)
  • Bus and rail based public transport improvements
  • Existing road upgrades
  • New strategic roads

The preferred option may include a combination of the above measures.

Working in partnership with:

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