Works taking place at the Cloongullane site yesterday. Photo: Harrington Concrete and Quarries Facebook page

Works on new €12m. east Mayo bridge progressing steadily

Work on the N26 realignment at Cloongullane Bridge, near Swinford, is progressing steadily.

Mayo firm Harrington Concrete & Quarries, the main supplier of ready mix concrete and quarry products for the project headed by main contractors BAM Civil Limited, provided an update yesterday on its Facebook page.

It stated: "The first large pour took place this morning (Friday) for the base that will hold the 83 meter long bridge spanning the world famous River Moy.

"Great to see investment into the west on projects like this, well done to all involved."

The project involves the realignment of 1.8 kilometres of the N26 and an 83-metre span bridge.

An Bord Pleanála gave its approval for the works in December 2018 and funding was subsequently put in place.

The cost is estimated in the region of €12 million.

The project is managed by the Mayo National Roads Office.

When completed next year, the project will vastly improve the day-to-day commuted for people in the Swinford, Foxford and surrounding areas, putting an end to the traffic bottlenecks that occurred over the years at the old Cloongullane Bridge.