Macroom bypass to open this week


The official opening day of the Macroom bypass has been announced.

The €280m bypass is due to open this Friday the 9th of December ahead of the Christmas season.

Macroom has a population of almost 4,000 people and calls were made for the N22 bypass to be built after increased traffic congestion was affecting trade in the town.

Speaking to RedFM news, Henry Murphy of Matt Murphy’s Pharmacy in Macroom says the bypass is a huge step into rebuilding the town’s identity.

“Going through tthe figure,s we’re lucky enough to serve a large hinterland here.

“If everyone who was doing their Christmas shopping were to spend €50 in the town that the would have spent elsewhere, that would generate €150,000.

“To local businesses that’s a lot of money.”



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