Commuting on the M7 set for welcome improvement following completion of upgrades this week 2 months ago

Commuting on the M7 set for welcome improvement following completion of upgrades this week

Three lanes will be opened on Friday.

All three lanes of the newly upgraded M7 in Kildare are set to be opened in both directions by Friday morning, 2 August.

In an interview with Midlands 103, Niall Morrissey, Director of Services with Kildare County Council, said that a reduced speed limit of 80 km/h will be in place until mid-September, when the limit will be extended to 120 km/h.

Works have been taking place on the 13-kilometre stretch of motorway since January of last year.

Morrissey added: “We have three lanes open at the moment from Johnstown down as far as Naas south, and the good thing is that all things going to plan, this Friday morning, the three lanes will be opened the entire length from Junction 8 Johnstown right down to the merge between the M9 and M7.”

The M7 widening scheme is part of a major three-element project which also includes the M7 Osberstown Interchange and the R407 Sallins Bypass — which is due to be completed by the end of this year.