Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Major N61 road safety works

August 9th 2016

Major N61 road safety works near Boyle are on target for completion in November

Senator Frank Feighan has said that the major road safety works being carried out on the N61 are on target for completion in November.

The Senator said that Roscommon County Council has confirmed that the ongoing major road realignment works near Boyle is set to be finished by that time as the council are planning a second road diversion in order to complete the works.

“When completed, these significant safety improvement works near Boyle will see the realignment of approximately 1.1 km of road on two sections of the N61 at Treanagry and Rathallen.

“These realignment works will finally remove two of the most dangerous stretches of road in Roscommon, which have been there since the foundation of the State. In the last Government, I was very pleased to have secured the €6m in funding needed to carry out works which are so considerable, roads unfortunately have to be closed.

“This road between Boyle and our County Town was in need of an upgrade and while more work is required, the results of these realignment works will reflect the ongoing improvement of the road.
“As many motorists and local communities already know and are affected by it on a daily basis, a road closure is already in place between Boyle and Caldra. The works will now involve another significant road diversion which will see the closure of the road from Tulsk to Fourmilehouse from Monday, August 29th to Friday, September 23rd inclusive.

 “While I strongly welcome these safety works being carried out, I do hope that this road scheme will be finished by the target date in order to remove the inconvenience and disruption for those most affected by the roadworks. Full details of the planned second road closure and the new diversion are on the Roscommon County Council website.”

Contact Senator Feighan, (086) 833 1234

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