It has been confirmed today that no challenge has been lodged to the planning permission for the new bridge at Cloongullane on the N26 between Foxford and Swinford.

Planning permission was granted on December 21st for a new bridge at that location but there is a two month cooling off period to allow for any challenges to be lodged to the decision.

That date has now passed and it has been confirmed that no challenged was lodged to the project.

Local Fine Gael Cllr Neil Cruise says this is very welcome news and he is very hopeful that machinery will be onsite to construct the new bridge by mid 2020.

He told Midwest News this evening this is a positive step on the road to improving the road network in the area.


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