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Little Island Transportation Strategy

Little Island Members Update



There’s a lot happening, and a lot more planned for the Cork region.

Now, as you pass the Dunkettle Interchange you see the activity starting on the upgrade. Cork Chamber have held meetings with Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) to relay the concerns of business and commuters as this project gets underway, with the most recent meeting taking place on the 1st March last.  The focus of the TII presentation at this meeting was on the complexities of the project, the known risk factors and the steps being taken to lessen the impacts of the upgrade project on commuters.

The upgrade is due to be completed in early 2022 with main works commencing in Q1 2019. Currently there is an Advance Site Clearance Contract progressing and this should reach substantial completion before Easter. Completion of the Site Clearance will in turn facilitate Archaeological Investigation and resolution in advance of the Main Works. The offline development is to be completed first with the gradual opening of these sections over the duration of the project to facilitate traffic as much as possible, and with the City to the Tunnel loop being part of the final phase.

Little Island Transportation Strategy

The emerging strategy is due to be finalised by the end of April and is expected to be available for public consultation in July 2018. The recent Part 8 public consultation on the proposed ‘Vehicular Capacity Improvement Interventions at Little Island’ closed to observations/ submissions on February 16th. To read the Cork Chamber submission to this Part 8 please click here.


Cork Chamber also made a recent submission to the Part 8 public consultation on the Provision of a Shared Use Cycle & Pedestrian Facility as part of Dunkettle Interchange. To read this submission click here.


We encourage all members to engage with upcoming public consultations as this is your opportunity to add support/ voice concerns and/ or submit recommendations to future plans. Alternatively you can submit commentary to Cork Chamber for consideration in future Chamber submissions.


Cork Chamber will endeavour to keep you updated on future Part 8 Public Consultations of relevance to business in Little Island.