The National Transport Authority can confirm that a proposed bridge over the Mangala Valley connecting Grange Road to Carrigaline Road will not be included in the revised proposals for the Kinsale Road to Douglas Sustainable Transport Corridor as part of BusConnects Cork. The delivery of the Southern Distributor Road connecting Rochestown /Douglas to  Grange/ Frankfield and onwards to Sarsfield Rd remains a longer term objective of the Cork Metropolitan Area Transport Strategy (CMATS).

The NTA is currently reviewing the almost three thousand submissions made by the public as part of the first round of consultation on the 12 proposed STCs for Cork. It is anticipated that the next round of public consultation will commence with the revised proposals in the spring of 2023.