The Minister for Transport, Eamon Ryan, has announced that the N5 Ballaghaderreen to Scramoge Road Project has been approved by Cabinet today and will now progress to the construction phase.
The project involves the construction of 34km of new single carriageway road that will extend from the western end of the existing N5 Ballaghaderreen Bypass, to the townland of Scramoge in County Roscommon, bypassing the towns and villages of Frenchpark, Bellanagare, Tulsk and Strokestown.
The total estimated investment value of the N5 Ballaghaderreen to Scramoge Road Project is more than €200million and it will take three years to complete.
Minister of State for Transport, Galway’s Hildegarde Naughton says the scheme will eliminate sections of the N5 that have had collision rates nearly twice above the national road average. The N5 road scheme which now moves to construction phase will improve safety for all road users including pedestrians and cyclists. Dramatically improving the safety of the N5 corridor, the new route will also benefit road users by improving overall journey times and reduce travel costs.
Welcoming the news, Mayo Fine Gael deputy Alan Dillon says it’s great news for the region...