Grant given for Kildare Maynooth to Leixlip motorway proposal

N4 strategy needs improved public transport, TD told

Henry Bauress

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Grant given for Kildare Maynooth to Leixlip motorway proposal

Bernard Durkan TD

Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) has given  €300,000 to Kildare County Council this year to progress planning and design work on M4 Maynooth to Leixlip motorway, according to a parliamentary reply to Kildare North TD, Bernard Durkan.

The proposed scheme is included amongst a number of major national road schemes that were identified in the National Development Plan for progression through pre-appraisal and early planning during 2018.

The Project Pre-Appraisal for the proposed scheme has been approved and TII has given €300,000 to Kildare County Council this year to progress planning and design work on the project.

Deputy Durkan was told that the Transport Strategy for the Greater Dublin Area (GDA) provides the framework for transport infrastructure and services in the GDA for the period from 2016 to 2035.

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It identifies a broad range of measures  including reducing reliance on cars to service the demand for travel within the GDA. “In relation to the N4 corridor, the strategy identifies the need for enhanced public transport as well as improvements to the N4 from its junction with the M50 to Leixlip to rationalise accesses and to provide additional capacity at the Quarryvale junction. The proposed M4 Maynooth to Leixlip scheme is included amongst a number of major national road schemes that were identified in the NDP for progression through pre-appraisal and early planning during 2018. In this regard, the Project Pre-Appraisal for the proposed scheme has approved and Til has provided an allocation of €300,000 to Kildare County Council this year to progress planning and design work on the project.”