Fahey calls for bypass to be included in existing road projects

The approved section of the Galway City Outer Bypass should be included in the major road projects on the N17 and N18 which are proceeding under Public Private Partnerships.

This is the view of Fianna Fáil Galway West TD and chair of the Oireachtas Transport Committee Frank Fahey, who has asked the Minister for Finance Brian Lenihan jr and the Minister for Transport Noel Dempsey to consider the feasibility of his proposal.

“The approved section of the bypass could proceed along with the sections of the N18 and N17 that are being developed under PPP,” he said, “that is the Gort to N6 section of the N18 and the Tuam to Galway section of the N17, taking in the Tuam bypass.”

Following discussions held with the CEO of the National Road Authority, Fred Barry, Dep Fahey met with ministers Lenihan and Dempsey, outlining the proposal. He is also facilitating a meeting with the ministers for the Galway Chamber of Commerce and the American Chamber of Commerce to discuss it further.


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