Public get their first look at four possible routes for N61 road

 

Four new routes for the N61 between Tulsk and Boyle have been revealed to the public this afternoon.

Dozens of people have attended a public consultation event where they got a chance to see four new designs put forward by Transport Infrastructure Ireland and Roscommon County Council.

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A final route will be decided by December this year, with the public asked to make their own submissions on the project up until the 23rd of September.

Three of the routes differ only slightly from the current N61 route that cuts through the village.

The fourth suggested route goes significantly east before re-joining the current route near Sheegeeragh in order to avoid areas of significant archaeological importance.

None of the new routes affect any homes but the works are still likely to have a significant impact on the local area as a new road will be developed.

Philip Fleming is the project engineer for the development of the new secondary road.

He told Shannonside FM that their key priority is to make road safer for all motorists :