The formal signing of the contracts for the N61 Coolteige (Phase 1) road project took place recently. Wills Bros Ltd. was awarded the construction contract in December 2017.
The N61 Coolteige (Phase 1) road project involves the realignment and improvement of
approximately 2.9km of existing National Secondary Road on the northern outskirts of Roscommon town.
Minister Denis Naughten has welcomed the signing of the contract this week.
He said: “These works will significantly improve safety on what has been described previously as one of the most dangerous stretches of road in the county”.
The existing N61 national secondary route at this location is deficient in terms of safety and is substandard in terms of alignment and cross-section.
The project passes through the townlands of Cloonbrackna, Gallowstown or Lisnacroghy, Ranelagh, Barnhill and Mullymucks.
The contract includes the construction of approx. 2.5km of national secondary road, a roundabout
junction on the outskirts of the town which links the new and existing N61 and the realignment of
various side roads and all associated ancillary works.
The contract period is 68 weeks with a substantial completion date of April 2019.