Major roadworks on N61 to last 12 weeks

Major roadworks have commenced on a section of the N61 in the south of the county and are expected to last up to 12 weeks leading to traffic disruption in the area.

The works, which began on Monday, will be carried on the section of the road between Barrybeg and Ganly’s roundabout in Athlone.

Roscommon County Council says a stop/go system will be in place and that delays are to be expected.

The local authority said the works are to facilitate the construction of the Athlone North Phase 2 Pavement Improvement Scheme and the Barrybeg Road Safety Improvement Scheme. Some of the works are expected to take place in the evening and during the night.

The works will be carried out by Hanly’s Contractors on behalf of Roscommon County Council’s roads department.