Sallins Bypass (Update April 2014)

The Sallins bypass is at now advanced design stage and the consultation on the Motorway Order and CPOs recently commenced. Another project is under way in parallel to widen the M7 to three lanes from Johnstown as far as the M9 merge point half way between Naas and Newbridge.

The period for public consultation on the bypass has been slightly extended to mid April due to a technicality and it is likely that feedback on both of these projects will be considered at a joint An Bord Pleanala hearing later this year. This hearing will decide whether to grant the motorway order or whether to send the project back to design. I will be lobbying for both these projects to continue as soon as possible and you can see maps and full history of my coverage of this story here.

Progress Update on Sallins Bypass

There is welcome progress on the Sallins bypass and M7 interchange as it has been confirmed that the next stage of the project is about to commence. The project went to public consultation last May and is now advancing to the next stage of detailed design works.

This is a very important project for Sallins village and also for the infrastructure of the wider area. The village will benefit greatly from having through traffic routed around it and it will also allow other projects to proceed which are currently on hold, pending the bypass. The final route was confirmed last May and we now know that it will not go through any of the residential estates as had been considered in the very early drafts.

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