New Mayo dual carriageway on schedule for April opening

The new N5 dual carriageway between Turlough and Westport is on schedule to be completed in mid-April.

Councillor Peter Flynn said the 8 km. section from Turlough to the existing N5 may be open before Christmas.

The Slauger Road exit on to N59 Newport Road is expected to open later today.

"I know it has interrupted a lot of people's day-to-day activities over the last two years but it will be an amazing piece of infrastructure for Mayo and hopefully worth the pain," he added.