— 100km/h speed limit may be changed in the next speed limit review, council says.
Following on from resurfacing and repainting of a cycle lane on the 100km/h section of the N27 route between Cork City and Cork Airport, Cork City Council has confirmed that further works will look at a segregated cycle route on the road.
As reported on Tuesday, non-segregated cycle lanes have been repainted on the route Cork Airport where the speed limit is 100km/h, and the resurfacing work was not funded from active or sustainable transport funding, as had been thought by some.
A spokesperson for Cork City Council told IrishCycle.com that an active travel project for the route will be going to public consultation under a Section 38 planning process in May with construction scheduled to be complete later this year.
The spokesperson for the council said: “The situation regarding the works on the N27 Airport Hill is as follows:- in 2021 TII approved funding of circa €1.1m for the resurfacing of sections of the route. The NTA separately approved funding of €560,000 for active travel improvement works along the same route.
“TII’s funding was used to complete the resurfacing works in 2021 and approximately €100,000 of the NTA funding was used to progress the design of the active travel measures. The active travel measures include widened cycle lanes, cycle segregation measures, pedestrian improvement works etc. The NTA has rolled the balance of their funding (circa €400,000) forward into 2022 to enable Cork City Council to complete the planned active travel works,” he said.
The Cork City Council spokesperson added: “It’s my understanding that the speed limit on the N27 is due to be examined as part of the next round of speed limit reviews in the City.”