Part 8 Loughmacask Link Road Phase 1(a)

opendate_range21 Apr, 2021, 9:00am - 4 Jun, 2021, 4:00pm

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PROJECT DESCRIPTION AND PRINCIPAL FEATURES

 

  1. Brief description of the proposed works

 

The proposal put forward provides for the following:

 

  • Construction of Phase 1(a) of the Loughmacask Link Road, approximately 400m in length, from the R693 Kilkenny to Freshford Road at Talbotsinch, to approximately 50m to the west of the Dunningstown Road at Lousybush (see attached drawing Nos. LMLR-P1(a) and LMLR-P1(a)-2)
  • Construction of a new roundabout at the junction of the Loughmacask Link Road, and the Kilkenny to Freshford Road at Talbotsinch
  • Construction of a new section of road, approximately 100m in length, from the end of the existing access road serving Talbot’s Gate and Talbot’s Court housing estates, to the west side of the Dunningstown Road at Lousybush
  • Widening and upgrading of the existing access road for Talbot’s Gate and Talbot’s Court housing estates, for approximate length of 300m
  • Construction of a Traffic Signal controlled raised platform cross roads junction at the intersection of the Loughmacask Link Road and the Dunningstown Road
  • Provision of footpaths and cycletracks on both sides of the Loughmacask Link Road from its junction with the Freshford Road at Talbotsinch, to west of the Dunningstown Road at Lousybush
  • Provision of new footpath on the Dunningstown Road on the urban approach, from the cross roads junction with the Loughmacask Link Road, to the existing footpath at the entrance to The Grange housing estate
  • Provision / upgrade of public lighting on the Loughmacask Link Road and on the Dunningstown Road (from the cross roads junction with the Loughmacask Link Road to the end of the existing public lighting on the urban approach and on the rural approach to the cross roads)
  • Widening of the Dunningstown Road on the urban and rural approaches to the cross roads junction with the Loughmacask Link Road
  • Provision of new footpath on the Dunningstown Road on the rural approach to the cross roads for the extent of the road widening
  • Provision of surface water drainage
  • Provision of new watermain
  • New boundary treatments to the rear of proposed footpaths   
  • Provision of Traffic Signal controlled raised pedestrian crossing on the Loughmacask Link Road adjacent to the existing entrance to Talbot’s Gate housing estate
  • Relocation of existing trees to green spaces adjacent to the proposed roundabout at the junction of the new road and the Freshford Road
  • Construction of two revised junctions on the Loughmacask Link Road to serve Talbot’s Gate and Talbot’s Court housing estates

 

2.0      Background and reasons for the scheme

Kilkenny County Council, as the project promoter, proposes to undertake the construction of a new road in Kilkenny City from the existing R693 Kilkenny to Freshford Road at Talbotsinch, to west of the existing Dunnningstown Road at Lousybush, approximately 400m in length. It is planned that this proposed road will connect directly to the proposed Kilkenny CBS school access road (shown on attached drawing No. LMLR-P1(a)-2). The school development and access road are the subject of a separate planning application, however the construction of the school and both sections of road are planned to run concurrently.

 

3.0      Design criteria

The proposed road will be designed in accordance with the Design Manual for Urban Roads and Streets (DMURS).

4.0      Funding

Funding for the scheme will be jointly provided by Kilkenny County Council’s own resources and the Department of Education.

 

5.0      Submissions

Representations and observations with respect to the proposed development (clearly stating Loughmacask Link Road Part 8), may be made on this website or may be made in writing to:

Mr. Tim Butler,
Director of Services,
Kilkenny County Council,
County Hall,
John Street,
Kilkenny.
R95 A39T

The latest date for receipt of submissions on the above scheme is 4pm on Friday June 4th 2021.