Council welcomes decision to allow realignment of R312

Mayo County Council has welcomed the decision by An Bord Pleanála to grant permission for the Realignment of the R312 Regional road at Muckanagh and Kilgarve, Glenisland, Castlebar.

An Bord Pleaála granted permission following an Inspector’s report which stated that the works would not adversely affect the integrity of the site in respect of its conservation objectives. The realignment project on the Castlebar-Belmullet road will be a priority for Mayo County Council in the coming months.

Welcoming the news, Peter Hynes, Chief Executive, Mayo County Council, stated: "We are pleased that An Bord Pleanála have granted permission for the realignment works to take place. Enhancing road safety and connectivity for our citizens is a priority for Mayo County Council and these improvement works on the R312 will enhance the quality of our road network."

Cathaoirleach of Mayo County Council, Cllr Brendan Mulroy, added: "It has been a long process to get to this stage and we expect to see the realignment works taking place in the very near future. It is critical for the ongoing economic, social and tourism development of Mayo to have a high quality road network."

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