31 October 2018
By Bryan Smyth
Fianna Fáil TD for Cork South Central, Michael McGrath has said that he is “disappointed that no indicative timeline for the M20 Cork to Limerick motorway has been made public“.
Deputy McGrath was commenting after securing an update from the Transport Infrastructure Ireland on the project.
“This is very disappointing to those of us who have been campaigning and waiting for this much needed piece of infrastructure.
“The M20 project is continually announced and re-announced, yet at every occasion, no actual dates for commencement are ever provided.
“Communities up and down the preferred route are fed up waiting for confirmation as to when construction will begin.
“If we are serious about achieving balanced regional development, it is essential the two largest cities outside of Dublin are linked with a motorway. This will bring significant economic benefits for the southern region.
“Ireland 2040, the Government’s much trumpeted national development plan was supposed to herald progress on the M20 project and other important projects across the country, yet six months later, we are none the wiser as to when ground will be broken.
“It’s time for the Government to stop fixating on media, and start focusing on delivery of projects,” concluded McGrath.