€63m announced for N5 project in Roscommon

Over €72.7 million has been allocated to County Roscommon in this afternoon’s funding announcement for Ireland’s national roads and greenways 2024, with €63 million of that funding being allocated specifically to the N5 Ballaghaderreen Bypass to Longford.

The funding allocation comes as part of an overall funding announcement of half a billion euro from Minister for Transport Eamon Ryan T.D. and Minister of State Jack Chambers T.D this afternoon.

A total of €412 million has been provided for national roads to local authorities for the progression of a number of new road projects which are currently under construction or in early stages of the development process, while a further €72 million is being provided to local authorities to progress 70 Greenway projects across the country.

The funding that was announced today also provides €900,000 to Lough Ree Greenways, from Athlone to Lanesborough and connecting Tarmonbarry, Ballyleague, Rooskey to Lanesborough

Reacting to the announcement, Senator Aisling Dolan stated: “The government allocation of €72.7 million for County Roscommon is very welcome.

“This funding from Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) will provide funding to Roscommon County Council. We will see Roads teams and contractors delivering on many projects across the county in the next while.

Local Fianna Fáil Senator, Eugene Murphy, has also welcomed this year’s allocation.

He said: “The substantial new funding allocated today is hugely important for National Roads and Greenways here in Roscommon.

“The funding is part of the government’s investment in improving our national roads and greenways infrastructure. It will help ensure that our roads are safe, reliable and accessible for everyone who uses them.

“In particular, I am delighted to see that €63,000,000 has been allocated towards the construction of the N5 Ballaghaderreen Bypass to Longford and a further €900,000 towards greenways around Lough Ree.