TII must consider concerns of residents on M28 route

I call on the TII to address the concerns of local residents who will be affected by the proposed M28 route. Residents met on the 28th of July to discuss the implications of the proposed route and to seek clarity on the development.

“Cllr. Deirdre Forde and I have been meeting with various residents associations and those involved in the M28 steering group to find a alternative route for the development . I have been receiving many emails and phone calls from worried local residents who believe that the current N28 has been a disaster for those living in Mount Oval, Lissadel, Maryborough HIll and Rochestown Rise. The noise levels at present are significantly above EU standards and despite repeated campaigns, noise surveys, engineering reports etc. over the past 10 years, nothing has been done. They cannot even imagine what it would be like if the “N” becomes an “M”.

“Homeowners in the area have said they have little faith that either the TII or Cork County Council will install adequate sound barriers on the current road, not to mind a new motorway, and have also raised concerns about the level of pollution if the proposed scheme is to goes ahead.

“Cllr. Deirdre Forde and I will continue to actively engage with residents who deserve the opportunity to negotiate a better plan with the TII which will reduce the traffic on the N28 and help the people of Ringaskiddy and Carrigaline to have a second route into the City.

“Residents are all for the development of Corks transport infrastructure but not at the cost of peoples quality of life. We need to create the best plan now as it is simply not acceptable to have a motorway in one of the largest urban areas in the City.”