The work that has been carried out to date on the footpath and road safety scheme in Mulranny village was this week praised by the members of the Belmullet Electoral Area Committee. Steve Verity, senior executive engineer with Mayo County Council gave the members an update on the progress of the project. The works from the church to the hotel in the village are underway and nearing completion, the second stretch from Moynish House to the tourist office has seen the land acquisition agreed and construction is expected to start once the first stretch of works is completed this month.
Independent councillor Michael Holmes complimented the work done on what he said was a much needed scheme that he has been lobbying for for the last 10 years. Fine Gael councillor Gerry Coyle and Fianna Fáil councillor Michéal McNamara both noted the works were carried out during the busy summer season and that it had caused the minimum of disturbance for people in the area and travelling through it.
The third stage of the project taking in the village core, the cycleways, and to the east of the village is having a CPO prepared and it is expected to be published before the end of this year.