Plans confirmed to close Mayo access road for over 11 weeks

Mayo County Council has given notice of its plans to close an access road to facilitate works on the new motorway between Castlebar and Westport.

The planned closure is in respect of the Horsepark Road from a point just past Castlebar Rugby Club for a distance of 550 metres towards the railway crossing.

It is scheduled to close from 8 a.m. on Monday next, November 29, until 6 p.m. on February 18, 2022.

In respect of alternative routes, access to the Castlebar side will be via the Horsepark junction with the N5 Westport Road.

Local access to properties in close proximity to the works will be via the Derrywash Road or N5, depending on the phasing of the works.

The works will involve the construction of a new overbridge approach roads and associated works including earthworks, drainage, safety barriers and utilities.