The members of the Belmullet Electoral Area committee gave their full backing to the preferred route of the improvement works to be carried out on the N59 from Westport to Mulranny this week. Director of services and county engineer Joe Beirne gave the members an update on the preferred route, which will keep very much in line with the existing road.
He told the members the preferred route would also complement the existing greenway that is in place and make the tourist attraction a lot safer for people when they have to cross the roads. The scheme is being funded under a pilot low volume traffic improvement scheme and the council has received an initial funding of €2.6 million from central government for the project. The scheme will be going on public display.