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Blessington Inner Relief Road Project

Thursday 12 May 2022

Blessington Inner Relief Road Project

Non-Statutory Public Consultation on Emerging Preferred Route


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.

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