R624 road (Ireland)
|Length:||9.5 km (5.9 mi)|
The R624 road is a regional road in Ireland which runs from the south-east of the N25 in Tullagreen, County Cork to Cobh town centre. It runs to several of County Cork's most popular attractions, including Fota Island resort and wildlife park.
An upgrade had been proposed for the R624, originally planned to begin in 2010. This upgrade expected a new section to the road, to replace the existing road from Tullagreen N25 Carrigtwohill-Cobh Interchange to Belvelly. As of late 2015, no funding for development works on the R624 had been confirmed. However in late 2015 and early 2016, a number of calls were made for funding to be allocated, in particular to fund works on the road's main bridges.
The road is 9.5 km (5.9 mi) long.
- "Concerns Grow for Cobh Road Users as It 'Could Very Easily be Floating on its Own Very Shortly'". East Cork Journal. 20 January 2016.
Cobh Municipality Councillors have criticised the failure to commit money to upgrading the R624 in future budgets
- "Oireachtas - Written answers - Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport - Road Projects". Kildarestreet.com. 17 December 2015.
It has not, therefore, been possible to provide funding for a range of major road improvement schemes such as a proposed upgrade of the R624 Cobh Road
- "Upgrade Fota Road". Evening Echo. 3 December 2015.
- "Concerns raised over 'sinking bridge' on busy road to Cobh". Irish Examiner. 14 January 2016.
Underinvestment by successive governments in Fota Road and the bridges at Slatty and Belvelly have dogged the council for years