It's hoped that delays to the Athlone to Galway Cycleway will be shortlived following the withdrawl of the consultants working on the project.
RPS announced its intention to step away from the major transport project.
The international consultant, design and engineering company have informed Westmeath County Council, who are the lead local authority, that the project is no longer financially viable.
The 150 kilometre cycleway is part of a national route from Dublin to Galway, with the project moving through, Westmeath, Roscommon and Galway.
While both the company and Westmeath County Council are working to minimise the delay to the cycleway, this move will delay progress until a replacement is found.
Local councillor Aengus O'Rourke believes the substantial work done on the process will see it carried forward.
Speaking to Shannonside Northern Sound News today, Councillor O'Rourke says it is unlikely the delay will result in changes to the preferred route: