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Now that the exact route of the proposed Galway bypass has been identified, affected property owners at various locations across the city are still coming to terms with the fact their homes will have to be knocked to facilitate the road. Other property owners who will not be subject to demolition face the reality of living in extremely close proximity to a busy national artery.
Reaction continues this evening following the revelation of the chosen route for the proposed new Galway city bypass. 41 homes are in line for demolition and 10 more are 'severely affected' by the preferred corridor. At a media briefing earlier today further detail about the new road was revealed.
Since the six new proposed bypass routes were revealed, widespread fears have been expressed from all corners about the future of the Galway Races. The blue route allows for a tunnel to be built under the Ballybrit track, and manager John Maloney has expressed his belief that this development would lead to the racetrack closing for a period of two years.
A deputation from Galway is to travel to Europe to discuss proposals for a new city bypass and the option of returning to the original route which failed at planning stage. It was decided at a special meeting of the Galway County Council on Monday evening that city and county councillors, local TDs, and community representatives will meet MEPs and members of the European Commission to discuss various options.
Galway city councillors were given a chance to voice their opinions on the proposed routes of a new city bypass at this week’s local authority meeting, prompting one councillor to comment that he was sick of hearing about “butterflies, bog cotton, flowers, and trees”.
The cost of a new road to ease traffic congestion in Galway has been estimated at €500 million and that figure could rise to a massive €750 million if a route that uses tunnelling is chosen.
Eileen Brennan of Loon, Kilkenny was crowned the very first Wellie Queen 2010 last Friday night in Shortall’s Pub, Castlecomer.