TII: No plans to reclassify N61 as national primary route

Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) has said there are no current plans to reclassify the N61 in Roscommon as a national primary route following the decision to shelve the Ballymurray to Knockcroghery bypass project.

  In response to a Parliamentary Question from Independent TD Denis Naughten, the TII confirmed that the south Roscommon project had not been included in the Government’s National Development Plan and therefore could not be accommodated on the national roads programme.

  The TII’s response continued: “TII remains committed to supporting, on a phased basis, the advancement of the N61 Ballymurray to Knockcroghery project and as such, has provided an allocation this year to Roscommon County Council of €300,000 to identify and progress a priority section of the Preferred Option for this project.

  “Having regard to the redesignation of the N61 to Roscommon town, the classification of routes is reviewed periodically, to reflect changes in road layouts, new road improvement schemes and the introduction of one-way systems and other traffic management measures. Submissions made by local authorities and other stakeholders are considered as part of the review of route classifications.

  “There are no current plans to reclassify the N61 route. While TII understands that Roscommon County Council has in the past made proposals in respect of the designation of the N61 as a national primary route, there has been no recent submissions in this regard”.