Tipp town inner relief road on the cards

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Tipperary County Council has confirmed plans are in the pipeline an inner relief road for Tipperary Town.

Meanwhile, following calls from March 4 Tipp, the local authority have also confirmed the presence of an air monitoring unit in the West Tipp town.

Tipperary County council have acknowledged the affect ongoing road works were having on Tipperary town.

The local authority recently announced funding approval for the procurement of technical advisers for phases 1-4 for the N24 Cahir to Limerick Junction road scheme.

However, works on Davitt St will be ongoing until sometime in September – as an interim measure they will appoint consultants to examine available route options to alievate congestion in the town.

However, any inner relief road proposal cannot undermine the economic case for the new N24 motorway – as funding will not be provided for two by-passes.

Alongside this, the council’s climate change team are working with the Environmental Protection Agency to monitor air quality in the town.

It comes as March 4 Tipp have purchased equipment to carry out their own monitoring of noise and air pollution.

An Ambient Air Quality Monitoring Station was installed by the EPA and council in Tipperary Town at the end of May.

It is now intended to relocate the unit to a new location in the town centre where there are significant volumes of traffic daily to measure the air quality.