On the right road – again!

Reopening of N61 road near Boyle welcomed

Fine Gael Senators Frank Feighan and Maura Hopkins have welcomed the reopening on Tuesday of the N61 stretch of road near Boyle, which was subject to major safety works.   

  Senator Feighan said: “I am very pleased that the reopening of the road last Tuesday has brought to an end the diversion currently in place and of course that will mean very good news for many affected motorists.

  “These safety improvement works near Boyle have seen the realignment of approximately 1.1 km of road on two sections of the N61 at Treanagry and Rathallen.

  “I fully acknowledge that many motorists have been inconvenienced as a result of these works but significantly, this scheme has removed two very dangerous bends along this route, which have been in existence since the foundation of the State.

  “In the last Government, I was very pleased to have secured the €7m in funding required to carry out these major realignment works.”

  Expressing “delight” at the works being completed, Senator Hopkins said: “It was great to meet with nearby residents at the official opening who were all very satisfied with the safety works completed. While it has resulted in inconvenience for residents and motorists over the past number of months, these works were very necessary in order to improve road safety for road users and the local community.”

  Senator Hopkins added that “it is exceptionally positive that 90% of materials required for this road project at a cost of €7 million were sourced within an 18-mile radius, thereby supporting local businesses.”

  Senator Hopkins complimented “Roscommon County Council staff and the contractors Clare Civil Engineering Ltd. for their hard work on this project.”

  Both Fine Gael Senators pledged to continue to work hard to secure further funding for further road safety improvements in the area.