Calls for city outer bypass to be fast-tracked

Calls have been made to fast track the city outer by-pass in order for Galway to properly benefit from the European Capital of Culture success.

At Monday’s meeting in County Hall, independent councillor Michael Fahy raised the need for long sought infrastructure and said he believed city and county could become the “boon of industry” but a fast-tracking process must be found if this were to happen.

Cllr Fahy said; “This project is the most important for the entire county and the city of Galway. It is vital that this proceed as quickly as possible for the future development and prosperity of Galway as a whole, and can this be fast tracked as there is an urgent need for this motorway.”

In response to Cllr Fahy’s queries, chief executive of Galway County Council Kevin Kelly said; “Work is ongoing on the Galway City Ring Road to the completion of the statutory documentation for planning consent and CPO.

“This documentation is programmed to be ready for publication by the end of 2016.”

The draft Route Selection Report for the N6 Galway City Transport Project was published last year, representing the halfway mark in the process.


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