Central Mayo road scheme scaled back

A ROAD scheme in Manulla is being scaled back after Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) deemed it was heading into 'major project' territory.

A revised estimate for the N60 scheme, from the railway crossing to Lagnamuck, came in at €35 million. This positioned it as a major project with TII, who, Mayo County Council's road committee were told this week, were not prepared to proceed then, it being a major project.

There was no provision in the National Development Plan for a major project at Manulla.

Head of roads Paul Dolan said the scheme had to be reassessed as a result and it has now been reduced down to two kilometres, from the railway level crossing.

This brought it back under the €20 million threshold that applies for a minor works scheme.

The council will be looking at publishing compulsory purchase orders in mid 2022.