Reason for delay with N5 road project is identified

A Mayo Oireachtas member has questioned Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) and the Minister for Transport regarding progress with the N5 Ballaghaderreen to Scramoge Road Project.

Deputy Michael Ring explained: “I have been continually raising this issue over the last number of years in relation to what progress has been made and to emphasize the urgent need for upgrade of works to take place on this road”

"TII have responded to state: 'Roscommon County Council has completed the tender assessment and requested approval to award the contract. Government approval is required prior to the award of the contract and the updated Business Case has therefore been submitted to the Department of Transport. Transport Infrastructure Ireland anticipates that a memo will be prepared by the department to go to government for approval to award the contract in September.'

“I have also queried this with Minister Eamon Ryan and await his response."

Deputy Ring added: “I am calling for approval of the government memo on this road project in September so that the contact can be awarded.”

“Adequate infrastructure to the West is hugely important for investment, tourism and our local economy. It is vital that roads to the West are as good as those in other parts of the country,” concluded Deputy Ring.