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Enhanced Regional Accessibility

Last updated: 19 July 2018
Published: 13 July 2018
From: Department of the Taoiseach

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Investment will enhance roads network across the regions, with a particular focus on enhancing accessibility to the Northwest. Substantial progress has been made since 2000 in improving road linkage between Dublin and most other urban areas and regions. The objective is now to complete those linkages, particularly to the North West which has been comparatively neglected until recently.

The other major objective is to make substantial progress in linking our regions and urban areas, not just to Dublin, but to each other. A particular priority is substantially delivering the Atlantic Corridor with a high quality road network linking Cork, Limerick, Galway and Sligo.

There will also be significant investment in maintenance and safety of the inter-urban rail network, in support for our bus services, which will benefit from roads investment, as well as examining opportunities to enhance regional connectivity, particularly in an all-island context.

See National Strategic Outcome 2 of the National Development Plan 2018 - 2027 for the full detail.