The last section of dual carriageway on the new Waterford to Dublin road is due to be officially opened on Thursday, September 9th. The Knocktopher to Powerstown link will eliminate the need for drivers to access the capital via Thomastown or Kilkenny city as there will be a continuous dual carriageway from the Dunkitt roundabout, just outside Waterford city, all the way to Dublin. Driving time between the capital and Waterford will be cut further once the new section is opened which should also boost business and trade into Waterford and the South East.