Ennistymon Inner Relief Road (Blakes Corner)
The preferred solution involves the construction of a new bridge approximately 80m upstream of the existing Michael Conway Bridge. The existing bridge, a protected 7-arch masonry bridge, will be pedestrianised to allow pedestrian and cyclist access only, and a plaza will be constructed at the western end.
The proposed N67/N85 Blake's Corner Road Improvement Scheme has been developed to address the serious traffic congestion issues through Ennistymon Town. A review of previous studies of the junction at Blake’s Corner; a traffic modelling assessment of the improvement options; and a design of an improvement scheme have all been carried out to find the most appropriate solution to deal with the long-standing traffic problems in Ennistymon.
The overall scheme will include other enhancements to the area, including footpath improvements and enhanced crossing arrangements, landscaping, lighting and services enhancements, and other ancillary elements. The scheme will improve the capacity of the road network and will improve road safety, while conserving and complementing the historic fabric of the town.
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