Mayo County Council welcomes Cabinet approval for N5 Westport to Turlough Road

Posted in Connect on October 15, 2019.

Mayo County Council welcome today’s announcement from Minister Ring, that Cabinet has given approval for the construction of the N5 Westport to Turlough road, at a total cost of  €241 million.

The proposed road development involves the construction of 20.3 km of dual carriageway from Westport to Turlough and a 2.5 km single carriageway link to the N59 Westport to Mulranny road.

The route stretches from Deerpark East in Westport to the village of Ballyneggin, near Turlough, Castlebar.

A schedule of works will now be put in place by Mayo County Council with a  starting date in the coming weeks.

Chief Executive of Mayo County Council, Peter Hynes, welcomed the announcement; “I welcome the announcement from Cabinet today on the approval of the N5 road project. This is the biggest single infrastructural investment ever undertaken in Mayo and will completely transform the landscape of Mayo. When completed the road will link Castlebar and Westport into a single cluster which will be on a par with growth centers identified in the current National Planning Framework. This Cluster will encourage investment into the County and bring Economic Development benefits for all of Mayo.

Cathaoirleach of Mayo County Council, Cllr Brendan Mulroy, added; “I am very excited about todays approval of the N5 dual carriageway from Turlough to Westport. This will undoubtedly lead to a greater working relationship between Castlebar and Westport and lead to significant investment and jobs in the years ahead.

“Allied with the major investment and upcoming improvements works on the N5 between Ballaghaderreen and Scramogue in Co. Roscommon, this project will bring Dublin closer to the West in terms of travel time and connectivity.”

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