Christ Church junction plans – more parking called for

The Chief Executive’s report on the redesign of the Christ Church junction in Fermoy is expected to be made public in May, when it will be put to all the councillors of Cork County Council.

The council confirmed they’d received 65 submissions on the plans, which were published on February 14th. Just one of these, however, was a petition signed by 273 people who were seeking additional parking to be included in the proposed plans.

The TII defines the junction, the main route between Fermoy and Mallow via Ballyhooly and Castletownroche, as a ‘High Collision Location’. The plans involve removing the left-turning slip road to Mallow (from Fermoy) that is currently there, as well as the removal of the left-turning lane towards Mitchelstown (coming from Mallow) so the junction is instead a more simplified T-junction. There are also pedestrian crossings included in the plans along with three age-friendly parking spaces outside of Christ Church.

The plans were made public in mid-February and submissions could be made by the public throughout the following four weeks.