Photo: Drone West.

Take a HD preview of Mayo's new €200m. roadway ahead of its opening

The new Mayo dual carriageway between Turlough and Westport is set to open shortly.

Here is a preview of what the new infrastructure looks like. . .courtesy of Drone West.

Their high definition drone footage of the route makes for very interesting viewing.

The project involved the design and construction of approximately 20 kms. of dual carriageway and approximately 7.5 kms. of single carriageway

It includes the upgrade of a 2.5 km. section of the N59 Westport to Mulranny national secondary road at Barleyhill, Westport.

The new infrastructure has resulted in the construction two compact grade separated junctions, six grade roundabouts, two rail bridges over the Dublin to Westport rail line and 24 bridge structures.

Wills BAM Joint Venture have been the contractors and the anticipated date for the completion is April.

The section from Derrylea to the Dublin is progressing very well and it is anticipated that this section will be opened to traffic by the end of February or early March.

Paving works are progressing very well on the section from Knockranny to Derrylea, works which are being immediately followed by median barrier erection.

Works on drainage, ducting and accommodation Works for landowners are continuing.

Works on safety barriers and fencing are progressing well throughout.

The major structures in the Castlebar area are substantially complete with all of them opened to traffic.

Traffic management arrangements are in place in various locations in the Castlebar area.

These will change as works to the structures and roundabouts are finished and tie-ins to the existing road network is being constructed.

The scheme has ecological, noise and visual mitigation requirements and includes landscaping and accommodation works.

Current information on the contractor’s traffic management plans is on their project website at and they provide weekly information for the Mayo County Council Website for the public’s information.