Islandeady Community Council has expressed its satisfaction with the recent announcement of a three-week road closure on the L1811 to facilitate road works on the new Westport to Turlough road project, rather than the initially planned closure of a number of months.
In a statement issued this week, chairperson of the Islandeady Community Council, Liam Keaveney said: "The Islandeady Community Council is satisfied with the proposed three-week road closure from Monday, June 21 to Monday, July 12.
"We appreciate that certain necessary construction works by WillsBam have to take place in a safe environment but we are delighted that the local residents and the wider community can go about their busy daily lives with minimal disruption of three weeks.
"I would like to acknowledge Mayo County Council who listened to our concerns recently and took on board those concerns when coming to this decision, and the Community Council, and indeed the whole community is very thankful to all the county councillors, local TDs and Senators who gave us their advice and full support.
"Islandeady is currently a community that is growing and expanding with people building or buying in the area, our three primary schools are increasing in student numbers year on year, we have a vibrant local GAA club, our thriving Community Centre which is the hub of the community, a welcoming Church for worship, new and established local businesses bringing custom and employment into our community and an active Community Council protecting the interests of Islandeady.
"We hope to continue working proactively with Mayo County Council to develop existing and new facilities and amenities in Islandeady for the many possibilities and benefits that this new N5 Road will bring into Islandeady and the local region."