Public given chance to view Knockalton road proposals

The general public has been given until early next month to make submissions on Tipperary County Council’s plans for road widening at Knockalton Hill.

The general public has been given until early next month to make submissions on Tipperary County Council’s plans for road widening at Knockalton Hill.

The 1.4km stretch of roadway on the R498 at Knockalton Upper has been described by councillors as a “dangerous spot” and “horrendous”.

The council has now put its plans for the road on public view in Nenagh Civic Offices under a Part 8 schedule. They will remain on view until Friday, April 17. The plans are on view Monday to Friday from 9.30am until 4.30pm.

The proposed works consists of a seven-metre carriageway, two 500mm hard strips and two one metre grass margins. The proposed works will also include drainage, setting back of existing utility services to the new boundary line and all other ancillary and accommodation works deemed necessary to complete the scheme.

Submissions or observations with respect to the proposed development, may be made in writing to Marcus O’Connor, director of roads and health and safety, Tipperary County Council, no later than noon on Tuesday, May 5.