Breaffy. Photo: Google Maps

Active travel and safety measures planned for busy Mayo village

Mayo County Council has announced that a new active travel and safety measures scheme is under development at Breaffy and the preliminary design process has started.

The new proposed scheme will stretch for approximately 4.8km westbound from the N60/L5760 (Post Office) turn off.

It will run along the N60 past the new N5 compact grade separated junction (CGSJ) splitting at the N60/R373 roundabout and terminating approximately 800 metres from the junction/roundabout on both the N60 and R373.

The scheme is to improve road safety by applying the National Speed Limit Review recommendation (80km/h in Breaffy Village) while making application to Transport Infrastructure Ireland for a 60km/h speed limit for the N5/N60 CGSJ to Castlebar section.

The project will also see the introduction of new pedestrian crossings and two bus bays while eliminating hard shoulder parking at Breaffy village.

The proposed scheme will also provide segregated footpaths and one way cycle facilities on both sides of the N60 and R373 in the semi urban sections between Castlebar and the new N5/N60 CGSJ, and a shared pedestrian/cycle facility on one side of N60 in the more rural areas.

It is hoped to submit a formal planning application late in 2021 at which time the preliminary design will be on display.