9 Nov 2022

Macroom Bypass Section of N22 Baile Bhuirne to Macroom New Dual Carriageway Set to Open

The Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr Danny Collins, is proud to announce the official opening of the Macroom Bypass section of N22 Baile Bhuirne to Macroom new Dual Carriageway on December 9th.

Taoiseach Michael Martin will officially open the section of road with Mayor Collins and representatives from Cork County Council and Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII).

This 8km section of new road is includes a roundabout at the tie in on the eastern side of Macroom, a grade separated junction at Gurteenroe on the western end of Macroom and a temporary tie in at Carrigaphooca, with the temporary roundabout allowing traffic to merge with the existing N22. The road has two lanes in both directions separated with a steel median safety barrier.

Contractor Jons John Craddock JV commenced work on site back in January 2020 with a successful collaborative approach enabling this section of road to open ahead of schedule. The remaining 14km of new road is estimated to be completed in Autumn 2023.

Commenting on the early opening, Mayor Collins said, “This opening will improve road user safety and remove congestion from Macroom allowing residents, businesses and visitors easy access to and from the town. On behalf of Cork County Council and TII I would like to thank landowners, members of the public, Elected Members, local businesses, and all other stakeholders for their continued cooperation, patience and understanding during these works. This is a really exciting time for Macroom and for all users of this new road.”