Kilkenny is an attractive package for people to live and work and the improvement of roads and infrastructure adds to the package. The Western Environs Project encompasses a huge scale of work to enhance Kilkenny physically and visually making it even more accessible. Works on the Western Environs Project continue and last Friday seen the new Callan Road roundabout (this forms the junction between the existing Callan Road and the new Western Environs Road) opened to traffic. Pictures below also include pictures of the new bridge over the River Breagagh on the Circular Road under construction.
Details of the scheme
The project involves the construction of 2.3km of new and improved road infrastructure, with footpaths and cycle tracks on both sides of the road, public lighting, two new bridges over the river Breagagh, and two new roundabouts. The road infrastructure includes all necessary services (water, wastewater, ESB, communications, etc.), and will facilitate the future development of the Western Environs area of Kilkenny City. Developments planned for the Western Environs include c3000 housing units, 2 new second-level schools, and a new primary school. The road project is due for completion in Q1 2021 with the construction of the housing and schools scheduled to commence soon after.