Contracts signed for N5 Ballaghaderreen to Scramoge Road Project

Representatives of Wills Bros (Foxford), contractors for the project, pictured at the N5 Ballaghaderreen to Scramoge road project contract signing last Friday along with senior management of Roscommon County Council and Cllr. John Keogh, Cathaoirleach, Roscommon County Council.

Contracts for the construction of the N5 Ballaghaderreen to Scramoge road project were signed last Friday, December 8th, in Áras an Chontae, Roscommon. The contract is the largest ever single road contract to be signed by Roscommon County Council.

The main construction contract was awarded to Wills Bros. Ltd, Ballylahan Bridge, Foxford, Co. Mayo on October 25th last.

The contract duration is four years, and accordingly, the project is anticipated to be substantially complete by October 2027. The appointed contractor, together with representatives from Roscommon County Council, Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII), and Roughan and O’Donovan-Aecom, have now moved the project along with the signing of the main construction on this most significant project for the West of Ireland.

The 34km project provides key national infrastructure delivering a safe, efficient road connection to modern standards for the West region. The project bypasses the towns and villages of Frenchpark, Bellanagare, Tulsk and Strokestown.

The project, which is fully aligned with European, national, regional, and local planning policy, involves the construction of a single carriageway road between the tie-in of the N5 Ballaghaderreen Bypass at Rathkeery Townland (western extent) and Scramoge Townland (eastern extent).

The project replaces 35km of sub-standard single carriageway road that has not been developed on the former route for over 40 years. In the process, the construction will complete the most significant missing link on the N5 National Primary route between Dublin and Westport.

The new road project will also retain sufficient and safer access for local traffic to the areas affected by the project. It will also enable sustainable transport policies to create shorter commutes and the development of safer, pleasant active travel measures for the benefit of both local residents and visitors to the area.