Wicklow County Council has appointed DBFL Consulting Engineers to progress the Blessington Inner Relied Road Project through all phases of the Scheme. The scheme has now progressed and Wicklow County Council wishes to inform you that the Emerging Preferred Route for the scheme has now been identified.
Wicklow County Council plans to deliver a purpose built route connecting existing sections of the Inner Relief Road already completed between the Naas Road and the Blessington Industrial Estate junction (opposite Maxol filling station) and between the N81 south of the town and the Kilmalum Road. There are two primary sections of the Inner Relief Road yet to be completed which are subject to the emerging preferred route, one section is located to the south of Blessington and the other to the north of the town.
Southern Section - The section of road to be constructed lies between the roundabout on the R410 Naas Road and Roundabout on the L8364 Kilmalum Road.
Northern Section - The proposed route of this section of road heads northwards from the existing roundabout on the Blessington Inner Relief Road just to the west of Woodleigh Estate and traverses the quarry to emerge onto the N81 in the vicinity of the existing quarry entrance.
New pedestrian and cycling infrastructure are proposed along the route to encourage alternative more sustainable transport modes.
What’s happening now?
Wicklow County Council is now inviting interested parties, residents of the local area and members of the public, to participate in a Non-Statutory Public Consultation for the scheme in order to provide their feedback on the identified Emerging Preferred Route. This consultation event will run from the 12th May 2022 until the 26th May 2022 inclusive.
The emerging preferred route for the proposed scheme may be inspected at the following locations:
- Wicklow County Council, County Buildings, Whitegates, Wicklow Town, A67 FW96.
- Baltinglass Municipal District, Civic Offices, Blessington Business Park, Blessington, Co. Wicklow W91 RTV0
On working days between the hours of 9:30am to 12:30pm and 2:00pm to 4:00pm for a period running between Thursday 12th May 2022 and Thursday 26th May 2022.
How to provide your views on the Emerging Preferred Route Corridor.
Observations with respect to the proposed emerging preferred route may be made in the following ways:
- at www.wicklow.ie/living/consultationhub or
- In writing to the SEO, Transportation, Water & Emergencies Services, Wicklow County Council, County Buildings, Whitegates, Wicklow Town, A67 FW96 clearly marked “Blessington Inner Relief Road Project” on or before 12 noon Friday 27th May 2022
Senior Executive Officer,
Water and Emergency Services,