New scheme aims to improve road safety, facilitate Port development, and facilitate improvements to the village of Rosslare Harbour
Public will have the opportunity to contribute to the scheme development during the consultation process which runs from Monday 15th until Monday 29th June 2020.
The website www.rosslareeuroportaccessroad.ie will provide a centralised location for information and feedback
Wexford County Council has today announced that it will shortly begin a public consultation process on the proposed N25 Rosslare Europort Access Road Scheme. The public consultation process runs from Monday 15th June to Monday 29th June 2020, and offers an opportunity for members of the public to have their say and to contribute to the overall development of the scheme.
To improve road safety, facilitate Port operations, and facilitate improvements to Rosslare Harbour, Wexford County Council is looking to improve access to Rosslare Europort from the N25 National Primary Road. After a comprehensive feasibility and constraints study, three scheme options are being considered. Wexford County Council is now giving local residents and the general public an opportunity to provide feedback, comments, and observations to the project team on the constraints study and proposed scheme options.
Information leaflets are currently being distributed to almost 700 homes in the vicinity of Rosslare Harbour and members of the public will have an opportunity to submit their observations before close of business on Monday the 29th of June.
Eamonn Hore is Director of Roads and Transportation Services at Wexford County Council. “Rosslare Europort is the State’s second largest passenger port, and the fourth largest container port in terms of overall tonnage” said Eamonn. ”Significant growth is forecast in the coming years which combined with the potential impacts of Brexit, will further increase the Port’s strategic importance for trade, business and tourism. Such growth will bring economic benefits not just to Wexford, but across the South East region and nationally. It is essential that the Port’s access infrastructure can facilitate this future growth in order to build resilient trade links with Ireland’s EU partner states and the UK”.
He continued: “We want to hear the views of the public with regards to the proposed scheme options. With the current restrictions on large gatherings in place due to Covid-19, we cannot hold an information session, as we would during normal times. However, the public will be able to express their views and have direct contact with the project team via phone conversations, as well as on-line and email services”.
How will this new way of Public Consultation work?
A feedback form is included with the brochures being distributed and this can be returned to the project team by freepost. The feedback form can also be completed online on the project website www.rosslareeuroportaccessroad.ie.
Alternatively, the public can telephone 053 9196000 where all requests for information and feedback will be handled promptly. To allow the project team to review and consider queries fully, we would ask that email or phone queries are submitted before 4pm on 16th June.
The project website www.rosslareeuroportaccessroad.ie will provide a central point for all the latest project information and feedback.
All queries or comments in relation to the project may be addressed to:
N25 Rosslare Europort Access Road, Wexford County Council, Carricklawn, Wexford, Y35 WY93, Ireland.
Phone: 053 9196000
All feedback received will be considered by the project team and a post-consultation report will be published on the project website. This report will summarise the consultation process and the matters raised during the consultation.