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Learner drivers who have got used to travelling on the dual carriageway between Athlone and Kinnegad are having to seek alternative routes this week, as the section of road was upgraded to motorway status on Wednesday.
Local Fine Gael councillor John Naughten has raised concerns over the re-designation of the Athlone bypass as motorway and the effect it will have on road users and development in the area.
Councillors in the Athlone area have asked that Westmeath County Council write to the Minister for Transport to request the Athlone bypass retain its existing dual carriageway status - in spite of recommendations from both the National Roads Authority and the council that it be upgraded to motorway status.
The owner of the Hilamar Hotel, in Kinnegad has successfully appealed a six month driving ban for driving at over 100mph.
It’s not often these days that Taoiseach Brian Cowen gets to deliver good news, so when he was invited to open the new stretch of the N6 motorway from Athlone to Ballinasloe next week, he graciously accepted.
Deputy Denis Naughten says that the opening of the new section of motorway between Athlone and Ballinasloe will dramatically improve safety on the old road, which services many populated communities in South Roscommon.
Where? Cartrons, Fardrum, Athlone, Co Westmeath
Right folks, get a good sleep on ya, pack a bag of food, get some small change, make sure there’s something good on the radio ‘cos a lot of you are going to have the ride of your lives this weekend.
The final section of the M6 Galway to Dublin motorway will open tomorrow, linking the east and west coast on budget, and four months ahead of schedule.