Funding for the scheme is provided under the National Development Plan, 2007-2013, with part funding by the European Union from the Trans-European Transport Networks Budget.
NRA Press Release on M8 Opening Monday 8th December 2008
M8 Cullahill to Cashel Road - Improvement Scheme Scheme Brochure8th December 2008
M8 Road Opening Photographs
M8-N8 Cullahill to Cashel Newsletter - October 2008
M8-N8 Cullahill to Cashel Newsletter - August 2007
Latest Update March 2007 (1.7MB .pdf)
Article- Update on Project (46kb .pdf)____________________________________________
NRA Press release 5th October 2006 -Minister Cullen Turns Sod on Cullahill-Cashel 40 km Road Project
An Bord Pleanala approved the Compulsory Purchase Orders and the Environmental Impact Statement for the M8/N8 Cullahill to Cashel Road (part of the Dublin to Cork Road) in December 2004. Notice to Treat has been served on all affected land and property owners.
The tender process for the appointment of the main contractor for construction of the scheme has commenced. Expression of interest has been received from seven contractors. Following an assessment of the submissions, this will be reduced to a short-list of five shortly. It is expected that a contractor will be appointed in September 2006 with a view to commence work on site in February 2007. It is expected that the road would open at the end of 2009.
At present archaeological trenching is underway to identify any significant archaeological site(s) which would have to be archaeologically resolved before construction could start.
M8/N8 Cullahill to Cashel Proposed Southern Slip Roads at Cashel Junction (PDF 128 KB)
Index PagePDF Document (1.25 MB)
Volume 1 Non Technical Summary PDF Document (7.76 MB)
Volume 2 Main Report PDF Document (2.37 MB)
Volume 3 Figures PDF Document (359 MB) Large Download Size
Volume 4 Appendices PDF Document (6.38 MB)
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