The Cork National Roads Office (NRO) is a local authority shared service in collaboration with Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) in respect of national roads within Cork City and Cork County. Cork County Council (CCC) have been designated by TII as the lead road authority for the administration of the Cork NRO.

N/M20 Cork to Limerick Road Improvement Scheme

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The N/M20 Cork to Limerick Road Improvement Scheme is a key element in Project Ireland 2040, the Government’s long-term overarching strategy to make Ireland a better country for all of its people. The Strategy comprises the National Planning Framework (NPF) to 2040 and the National Development Plan (NDP) 2018-2027.

The NDP identifies improved accessibility between urban centres of population and their regions as a major enabler for balanced regional development. The NDP sets out that the N/M20 Cork to Limerick scheme would provide better connectivity between Ireland’s second and third largest cities by improving the quality of the transport network which will address safety issues and provide for safer and more efficient journey times.

Limerick City and County Council, in partnership with Cork County Council, Cork City Council, Tipperary County Council, Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) and Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport (DTTaS) are developing the N/M20 Cork to Limerick Improvement Scheme. Limerick City and County Council, as lead authority, have appointed Barry Transportation and its project partners Sweco and WSP (BSW) as Technical Advisors to progress the planning and design for the scheme.

The N/M20 Project Office has been established in Limerick City and County Council’s offices at Lissanalta House, Dooradoyle, Limerick. Please see the contact information below:

-The project office phone number is 061 973730.

-A project email account has been set up so that the project team can be contacted by emailing All emails received will be reviewed to allow the appropriate person in the project team to reply or record relevant information.

-During the course of the project, relevant information and project updates will be made available through the project website

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