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Nenagh M7 Stretch Opens Next Wednesday

The dispute on the M7 Castletown/Nenagh stretch has been resolved. This clears the way for the opening of the final section next Wednesday.

Local Fine Gael TD Deputy Noel Coonan welcomed the news stating: “The blockade by contractors has been lifted, sub-contractors have been part-paid and as a result plans are in now in train for the section to finally opened next week, weather of course permitting. The dispute over the final section of the M7 has been settled and thankfully the roadway will open ahead of the New Year. Over the past couple of weeks, I have been lobbying the Minister for Transport Noel Dempsey, Fred Barry CEO of the NRA and Peter Carey County Manager of Laois County Council to intervene and work together to resolve threats which was preventing the stretch opening. I welcome the resolution of the dispute which has cleared the way for the planned opening of the roadway next Wednesday and hopefully present weather conditions will not intervene.”

This Design and Build scheme is high quality dual carriageway approximately 36 km in length. The existing N7 carriageway will remain in place to serve local road needs. The scheme started at the most easterly junction of the Nenagh bypass and finished at the Borris-in-Ossory interchange which will be constructed as part of the M7/M8 Scheme.

This project has been funded by the Irish Government under the National Development Plan and Transport 21 and by the European Union from the European Regional Development Fund.

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