A new bypass for Listowel is coming down the tracks faster than people think, a local councillor has warned.
Councillor Mike Kennelly has urged residents to make their opinions known before the route goes for public consultation for the third time.
The National Roads Authority says the €27 million route that would require over 70 acres, to be acquired through compulsory purchase order, would cut traffic into the town cente by half.
But Cllr Kennelly says traders are against the bypass as they believe it will affect business.
He says the two sets of traffic lights at The Square are contributing to congestion and pedestrian crossings should be installed, on a trial basis, to see if this is the solution.