N4 Collooney

  • The Goverment has given the go-ahead to award the contract for a notoriously dangerous section of road in Co Sligo.

    The N4 between Collooney and Castlebaldwin, described by Transport Minister Shane Ross as a notoriously dangerous stretch of road, is to undergo a €150 million upgrade.

    Minister Ross has announced that the 15km section of road is to be rebuilt to a modern standard.

    The existing road has seen 9 fatal road collision, 10 serious accidents and over 80 minor accidents over the past 20 years.

    Following a fatality in 2015, the section of road was described by the Sligo Coroner as "possibly the worst road in Ireland".

    The Collooney to Castlebaldwin road is to be upgraded to a Type 2 dual carriageway.

    Transport Infrastructure Ireland says it will work with Sligo County Council and the contractor Roadbridge to complete the project in 2021.

     

     

  • Minister Shane Ross will be in Sligo this Sunday to officially launch three major infrastructural developments in the county.

    After decades of campaigning ,the sod will be turned  on Sunday, to mark the official start of construction  on the new €100m N4 Collooney to Castlebaldwin road in county Sligo.

    This infamous stretch of road claimed 21 lives in recent years in road collisions.

    The Minister will also inspect two other major infrastructural  projects on the day - the new Western Distributor Road and the Eastern Link Bridge in Sligo town. 

    Enniscrone based Independent  Councillor Michael Clarke told Midwest News that all of these developments, 220 million euro of investment, are a great boost to the county.