The Government’s upcoming capital investment programme must provide for a number of regionally and nationally important infrastructure projects in Cork over the coming years.
The Construction Industry Federation (CIF) called on the Government to put aside sufficient funding from the Public Capital Programme to upgrade key transport, educational and residential infrastructure in the region.
Among the projects identified as critically important to securing economic growth were a number of major road network upgrades including the Dunkettle Interchange and Macroom bypass in Cork.
“The Dunkettle Interchange, the N28 to Ringaskiddy and the Macroom bypass are critically important transportation projects for the region and simply must proceed if the region is to advance to the next stage of our economic development,” said CIF Cork regional director, Conor O’Connell.
The population of Cork city and county has grown by over 100,000 since 1996, most of that occurring in the suburbs of the city and surrounding commuter towns placing significant pressure on existing infrastructure.
There are now over 500,000 people living in Cork.
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