Varadkar Turns Sod On N25 Cork Southern Ring Road

Transport Minister Leo Varadkar has officially launched the commencement of works on the N25 Cork Southern Ring Road. The proposed Scheme will provide a high quality linkage between the N22 and N71 in the Southwest with the N8, N25 and N28 in the North East, a projected reduction in journey time of 75% over the extent of the Scheme during peak periods.

At the launch in Cork, the Minister said: "Turning the sod on this important new road project will benefit Cork City, Cork County and the greater region…This project will improve road safety, inter-regional connectivity and improve the quality of life for people living and working in County Cork."

The Minister added: "With an investment of €98 million on the construction of the N25 Cork Southern Ring Road it is tangible evidence of this Government’s commitment to road safety and economic growth. This follows the €75 million boost for shovel-ready transport projects which got the green light earlier this year, and which will assist our countries economic recovery."


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