Public consultation begins for Rosslare Harbour access road

Entrance to Rosslare Harbour

Maria PepperGorey Guardian

Wexford County Council has announced that it is about begin a public consultation process on the proposed N25 Rosslare Europort Access Road Scheme.

The consultation period will run from Monday June 15 to Monday June 29 offering members of the public an opportunity to have their say and to contribute to the overall development of the scheme.

Wexford County Council is looking to improve access to Rosslare Europort from the N25 National Primary Road, to enhance road safety and facilitate port operations and improvements to Rosslare Harbour.

Following 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 road options.

Information leaflets are 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 the close of business on Monday, June 29.

The Council's Director of Roads and Transportation Services, Eamonn Hore said Rosslare Europort is the State's largest passenger port and the fourth largest container port in terms of overall tonnage.

'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', he said.

'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'.

Mr. Hore said the Council wants to hear the views of the public on the proposed road scheme options. 'with the current restrictiions on large gatherings 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'.

A feedback form is included with the brochures being distributed, which can be returned to the project team by freepost. The feedback form can also be completed online on the project website

Alternatively, the public can telephone 053 9196000 with all requests for information and feedback dealt with promptly. To allow the project team to review and consider queries fully, it is asked that email or phone queries are submitted before 4 p.m. on June 16 .

The project website 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 or Email:

All feedback received will be considered by the project team and a post-consultation report will be published on the project website. The report will summarise the consultation process and the matters raised during the consultation.

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