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The stand-off between a number of agencies in regard to which is responsible for putting in a footpath between Scoil Naomh Bhríde in Ballycroy and the village centre, was raised by Sinn Féin councillor Rose Conway-Walsh at the West Mayo Municipal District this week. Cllr Conway-Walsh called on Mayo County Council to write to the NRA to get it to provide the footpath on the busy road.
Westmeath County Council is no longer responsible for the maintenance of its 80km of motorway after the NRA centralised this task in June.
“A milestone in the progression of this important route for County Galway,” is how a Galway TD has described the latest developments on M17 Gort – Tuam bypass.
Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Michael Ring has welcomed the news by the NRA that it has now agreed that Achill should have additional signage to reflect its importance as a tourism destination.
A number of Castlebar councillors have called on the NRA to put in a number of right hand turning junctions on the N5 between Castlebar and Turlough. Cllr Michael Kilcoyne raised the issue through a notice of motion, looking for traffic calming measures to be put in place at the turn into the Abbeybreaffy nursing home for those travelling from Castlebar. Cllr Kilcoyne told the meeting, “I’m not looking for the road to be widened, it’s wide enough as it is. All it will cost is the gallon of paint to put the markings down on the road.” His motion received universal support from the other members, with Cllr Henry Kenny asking that consideration also be given to something similar to the turn into the Church of Ireland church in Turlough a few miles further out the road.
Westport town councillor Keith Martin has welcomed the announcement by the National Roads Authority that the white licence plate style signage recently erected on Westport’s cut-stone bridges was erected in error and will be removed.
Independent councillor Michael Kilcoyne queried this week how much had been spent so far on the design and consultation stage for the N4 Westport to Turlough road project. He and the other members of Castlebar Town Council were given an update on the project by Mr Paul Hyland from the Mayo National Roads Design Office. When Cllr Kilcoyne posed the question he was told that in the region of €3 million so far including consultant costs had been spent.
Ballina based Fine Gael TD Michelle Mulherin this week said that the chance of seeing an upgrade of the N26 is coming back on track. Dep Mulherin said: “I am absolutely delighted to be informed today by Leo Varadkar, Minister for Transport, that a Strategic Transport Study for the N26 Phase II will now be conducted to identify an alternative national road connection to Ballina. I am relieved and very pleased that the N26 is back on track again after the many meetings I have had with the Taoiseach and the Minister for Transport to progress the project. I have left no stone unturned in that regard.”
The National Transport Authority (NRA) must explain the reasoning behind its refusal to grant a Galway bus company a licence to operate a higher frequency service along the soon-to-be completed Seamus Quirke Road and Bishop O’Donnell Road, according to Galway West Fine Gael Deputy Seán Kyne.