RPS Consulting Engineers has been appointed to provide engineering services for the Claregalway Inner Relief Road.
RPS is to conduct a constraints study, route selection, design, environmental impact assessment, preparation of CPO documentation, and an oral hearing.
The appointment has been welcomed by Independent Galway West TD Noel Grealish, who said that €250,000 has already been allocated for this stage of the Claregalway Inner Relief Road and that the appointment of the engineers is the “next step forward in the process”.
The NRA recently confirmed it is having difficulty securing funding for the new M17 and that the motorway is likely to be further delayed.
“Given that this road is unlikely to be built for many years,” said Dep Grealish, “it is vitally important the Claregalway Inner Relief Road is constructed to give some relief to commuters, residents, and business people within the village of Claregalway, which is the main bottleneck on this route.”
Dep Grealish has now written to RPS asking that it progress this project to oral hearing and CPO stage as soon as possible.