M28 Cork to Ringaskiddy Project
The M28 Cork to Ringaskiddy Project is a proposal by Cork County Council to upgrade approximately 12.5km of the N28 National Primary Route from the N40 South Ring Road, at Bloomfield Interchange, to Ringaskiddy, Co. Cork. Transport Infrastructure Ireland is the funding authority for this project and the project has been included in the government’s Infrastructure and Capital Investment Plan 2016 – 2021.
The N28 corridor itself is part of the Trans-European Transport Network, accessing the Tier 1 Port at Ringaskiddy. This requires that the Port is served by a high quality road (either a motorway or express road), designed and built for motor traffic.
- To support the strategic development of the Port facilities at Ringaskiddy, in accordance with European and National Policy;
- To meet TEN-T core network level of service requirements, thereby facilitating economic development in the local area and nationally;
- To increase the safety and capacity of the N28 corridor to meet existing and estimated future traffic needs;
- To improve access to the M28 corridor in a safe and sustainable way.
The M28 Project was submitted to An Bord Pleanala (ABP) for approval in May 2017 and a public Oral Hearing was held in November 2017. A decision from ABP is expected by mid-April 2018.
Full details can be found on the project website: www.n28cork-ringaskiddy.com