Little Island – Infrastructure Upgrades
August 07, 2018
Little Island businesses
Cork Chamber is working on an ongoing basis to progress access and permeability improvements across Little Island and on behalf of you, our members.
In April we shared an update on the Little Island Transportation Strategy which had been expected to be available for public consultation in July. We have been in contact with Cork County Council to query this, and are informed that the strategy is now expected to be available for public consultation in September. Currently, there are a number of final reviews of the Interim Report ongoing. Once these reviews are completed, the report will then require the sign-off and approval of the elected members. We encourage all members to engage with this future public consultation, as this is the opportunity to lend support, suggest improvements or alterations and can be as lengthy or as short as you deem appropriate. Cork Chamber will be reviewing the Strategy once available and will be in touch again in relation to this.
In relation to the previously highlighted Vehicular Capacity Improvements planned at Little Island part 8. These works are currently progressing through the detailed design stage. It is the objective that these interventions will complement the main Little Island Transportation Study, while progressing on their own advanced timeline as suggested by members. It is estimated that the planned interventions will go to tender in September with a contractor in place by the end of 2018.
Finally in relation to the Dunkettle Interchange upgrade, Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) are currently testing a Dunkettle Travel App which will be free to download. This App is to provide real-time information to the travelling public. Major site construction works are due to commence next year, and it is intended that this App will facilitate those accessing the Jack Lynch Tunnel and Dunkettle Interchange to plan their journeys in advance with real time information.
We will continue to keep you updated.