LNDR omission from National Development Plan criticised by Limerick Chamber

Tuesday 5th 0ctober 2021: Limerick Chamber has said that the failure to include the Limerick Northern Distributor Road (LNDR) in the National Development Plan (NDP) is a missed opportunity by government to deliver a game-changing orbital route and relieve congestion in the city.

Responding to the announcement of the NDP review, CEO of Limerick Chamber, Dee Ryan said that there was much to welcome in the plan, not least the inclusion of the M20 and the Adare to Foynes Road, bypasses of Newcastle West and Abbeyfeale and housing, health and education investment. However, the omission of the LNDR is a disappointment for Limerick business community, particularly members located in the National Technological Park who are rapidly seeing a return to pre-pandemic congestion and traffic levels.

She said: “A strong case has been made in relation to the need for this road. The very fact that Phase 1 of the project, from Coonagh to Knockalisheen, is already underway renders this decision extremely disappointing.  We urgently need to relieve serious congestion issues in areas of Corbally and Castletroy/Monaleen and ensure opportunities are not lost for inward investment and job creation.

“It is a regrettable decision and the Chamber remains committed to ensuring the calls of stakeholders across Limerick in relation to this are heard.”


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