Approval has been given today by Cabinet for the construction of the N5 Westport to Turlough Road.
Speaking to Midwest News this lunchtime the Minister for Community and Rural Development Michael Ring said the proposed road development, which will cost €241 million to construct, involves the construction of 20km of dual carriageway from Westport to Turlough and a 2.5 km single carriageway link to the N59 Westport to Mulranny national secondary road.
He says it’s the single largest Government investment in the history of Mayo and it will have a transformative effect on the county. Work is due to begin later this year.
The Minister explained that the new N5 will link up with the N59 which is currently undergoing a €55 million improvement scheme from Westport to Mulranny.