The existing line of the N17, as it runs through east Mayo.

Preferred route for new N17 between Knock and Collooney due by year end

A PREFERRED option route for the new N17 between Knock and Collooney is expected to be identified before the end of the year.

An update on the N17 Knock to Collooney (Atlantic Economic Corridor) project, which is at phase 2 (options selection) of the TII project management guidelines, has issued this week.

Initial feasible options (the long list) were established and released for public information last October, with a non-statutory public consultation period taking place until January 15, during which time submissions were encouraged from the public.

Preliminary options assessments have been ongoing and are now in the concluding phases.

A parallel shortlisting design analysis is also currently taking place (seeking to amalgamate and optimise certain options). This process will result in the establishment of refined options (i.e. the short list of options), which it is expected will be confirmed towards the middle/end of July, with the next non-statutory public consultation to take place thereafter.

It is also expected that a preferred option will be established by the end of 2021.

Improvements to the N17 between Knock and Collooney will enhance regional connectivity, facilitating and supporting the economy of the Atlantic Economic Corridor (AEC) and the North-West region in general.

The Sligo National Roads Project Office appreciates the public’s continued cooperation and participation in this process.

Updates on the project are available here: