Wexford County Council has announced that it is starting a public consultation process on the proposed new N11/N25 road from Oilgate to Rosslare Harbour.
The public consultation process will run from Monday, July 6, to Monday, July 20, offering an opportunity for members of the public to voice their opinions and to contribute to the overall development of the project.
The scheme aims to develop over 30km section of high-quality road which will link Rosslare Europort (and the greater south Wexford area) with Dublin via the M11, and Cork and Waterford via the N25.
Following a comprehensive feasibility and constraints study, eight scheme options are being considered. The details of these options, along with other scheme information, is available at www.oilgate2rosslareharbour.ie
Wexford County Council is giving residents and the general public a chance to provide feedback, comments, and observations to the project team on the constraints study and proposed scheme options.
Information leaflets are currently being distributed to almost 7,000 homes and other properties within the study area, and the public will have an opportunity to submit their observations before close of business on Monday , July 20.
Commenting on the road project, Director of Services at Wexford County Council, Eamonn Hore, said Rosslare Europort has become increasingly busy over the last few years, resulting in increased pressure on the infrastructure serving the Port and communities across south Wexford.
'The outcome of Brexit means that Rosslare is of ever-increasing importance as a primary transport link with the continent, and though this increase in trade and tourism will bring welcome economic benefits to both the South East and Ireland in general, it will also result in increasing pressures on road capacity and safety along the N11 and N25 corridors linking to Rosslare Europort', he said.
'This scheme aims to address this by upgrading the transport corridor from the current M11 motorway to Rosslare Harbour, resulting in safer, easier access.
'We want to hear the views of the public with regards to the proposed scheme options. With the current restrictions on large gatherings in place due to Covid-19, we cannot hold an information session, as we would during normal times. However, the public will be able to express their views and have direct contact with the project team via phone conversations, as well as on-line and email services', said the Director.
A feedback form is included with the brochures currently being distributed and this can be returned to the project team by freepost. The form can also be completed online on the project website www.oilgate2rosslareharbour.ie. Alternatively, the public can telephone 053 9196000 where all requests for information and feedback will be handled promptly.
To allow the project team to review and consider queries fully, the Council is asking that email or phone queries are submitted before 4 p.m. on Tuesday, July 7.
The project website www.oilgate2rosslareharbour.ie will provide a central point for all the latest project information and feedback. All queries or comments in relation to the project may be addressed to: N11/N25 Oilgate to Rosslare Harbour, Wexford County Council, Carricklawn,Wexford Y35 WY93.