M3 Motorway Service Area

Location: West of M3, approximately 3km south of Dunshaughlin, in the townlands of Mill Land, Raynestown and Derrockstown
Status: Preliminary Design and Environmental Impact Assessment
Description: the team is currently undertaking preliminary design and an environmental impact assessment. This will enable the extent of the land required for the proposed development to be determined. An Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO) will then be prepared for submission to An Bord Pleanála.


Date Released: 30th January 2017
Transport Infrastructure Ireland (formerly the National Roads Authority) is holding a Pre Planning Public Consultation to obtain people’s views and comments on the proposed M3 Motorway Service Area, located in the townlands of Raynestown, Derrockstown and Mill Land. The Public Consultation will be held at Dunshaughlin Civic Offices, Drumree Road, Dunshaughlin, Co. Meath on Thursday 9th February from 4pm to 8pm . You are invited to attend and make your views known.

The project timeline (above) has been updated to reflect current progress.

Date Released: 17th February 2016
Following the conclusion of the site selection study, the preferred site has been identified as Site 2A located west of the M3, approximately 3km south of Dunshaughlin, in the townland of Mill Land, Raynestown and Derrockstown. Following approval from TII, the team is now proceeding to develop the preliminary design of the MSA. The Site Selection Report is available to view below.

M3 MSA Site Selection Report PDF (3.95mb)

Date Released: 28 October 2015
Further to a recent Public Consultation event held by Transport Infrastructure Ireland (formerly the NRA) on the 22nd October 2015, in Dunshaughlin Civic Offices, seeking comments on the sites identified as possible locations for a Motorway Service Area, between junctions 4 and 7 on the M3 motorway: the drawings that were on display on the night are now available to view below.

M3 MSA Brochure PDF (1.8mb)
M3 MSA Drawings PDF (2.3mb)