N22 Macroom Bypass section of Baile Bhuirne to Macroom Project will open on December 9th

The Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr Danny Collins, is proud to confirm the official opening of the Macroom Bypass section of N22 Baile Bhuirne to Macroom new Dual Carriageway will take place on December 9th. An Taoiseach Michael Martin will officially open the section of road with Mayor Collins together with representatives from Cork County Council and Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII).

This 8km section of new road 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 members of the public, Elected Members, landowners, local businesses, contractors 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.”