Bulletin for project Website re consultation process during Covid-19 restrictions

“In accordance with the requirements of national guidelines for infrastructure projects, the first phase of the N25 Waterford to Glenmore project has been completed and confirms the project’s strategic fit with current policies and programmes and has identified the need for the scheme and its objectives. Within the study area for the project, a broad range of constraints and features have been identified which could influence the identification and assessment of viable scheme options. We are now in a position to engage with the public and present the finding of the constraints study and to seek feedback on the scheme options that have been identified as part of Phase 2 – Option Selection.

However, in accordance with the current Covid-19 restrictions and advice, all project public consultations and meetings have been postponed until further notice. It is intended that once covid-19 restrictions are lifted a public consultation event will be arranged to present the findings of the constraints study and the identified route corridor options, and to seek the public’s feedback. Notification of this direct project consultation event will be advertised on this website and on local media and relevant information will also be uploaded to the project website in advance.

Given the possibility of the Covid-19 restrictions continuing, other forms of seeking the public’s engagement are being considered. These will likely take the form of on-line consultations, which shall be accessible through the project website, in combination with information in local newspapers. The precise details of these consultations, if arranged, will also be advertised in advance on the project website and in local newspapers circulating in the scheme area.,

In the meantime, we will continue to address any project queries by phone or email via the contact details provided on the ‘Contact Us’ page of the website. The project team will also continue to perform their duties, but no key project decisions that require input or feedback from the public will proceed until we are in a position to engage directly through public consultation.”

N25 Waterford to Glenmore Scheme

Route Corridor Options

Public Consultation No. 1

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What's Happening Now?

This is the first of the public consultations and the objective is to invite the members of the public to comment on the proposals and to assist Kilkenny County Council in the development of the route options for the N25 Waterford to Glenmore Scheme. The Option Selection Phase has now commenced and is being progressed in accordance with TII’s ‘Project Management Guidelines’.

This is an important project for the South East Region.

Option Selection

Stage 1 of the Option Selection Process has considered the identified constraints to develop a range of feasible options for assessment within the study area. These options have been assessed under three headings Engineering, Environment and Economy and six options have been shortlisted to proceed to Stage 2 of the Option Selection Process.

The route corridor options are typically 600m wide and this corridor represents the lands within which a road scheme could be developed and not the actual width of the road or the lands to new constraints that might emerge during the consultation and design process.

Feedback and submissions received will be considered by the project team for the Stage 2 Assessment of the Option Selection Phase. This stage will involve a detailed assessment of all six Route Corridor Options using our key assessment criteria.

Stage 2 of the Option Selection Phase will identify an Emerging Preferred Route Corridor which will then be displayed at a future public consultation, this is expected to take place in Q3 of 2020.

Key assessment criteria for the Route Corridor Options

  • Economy
  • Accessibility and Social Inclusion
  • Safety
  • Integration
  • Enviornment
  • Physical Activity

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Please consider carefully the route corridors presented and submit your comments by completing the online feedback questionnaire.

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