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N59 - Oughterard to Clifden [Phase 1 under construction]

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  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 13,233 Mod ✭✭✭✭ marno21




  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 13,233 Mod ✭✭✭✭ marno21




  • Registered Users Posts: 130 ✭✭ DrSerious3


    Good work being done at Clifden side of Letterfrack N59 widening the road. Don't know what they are going to do about the narrow bridge at Avoca though?

    Some talk of a cycle path being built from the National Park to Kylemore Abbey as well.

    Serious work also underway between Maam Cross and Oughteratd, amount of plant onsite is incredible. Looking forward to seeing how it ends up. Work also underway to build a railway tourist attraction at Maam Cross so it's all go in Connemara.


  • Registered Users Posts: 130 ✭✭ DrSerious3


    Work coming to an end at Letterfrack. Road has been widened (ever so slightly), surface improved and cycle track installed. Only about 200 metres though: does anyone know is there more to come?


  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 13,233 Mod ✭✭✭✭ marno21


    Noone Civil awarded a contract to fence the remaining 10km between Bunnakill and Oughterard.

    https://irl.eu-supply.com/ctm/Supplier/PublicPurchase/157836/0/1?returnUrl=ctm/Supplier/PublicTenders&b=ETENDERS_SIMPLE

    It's reasonable to assume that this will start in the next 2 years.


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  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 13,233 Mod ✭✭✭✭ marno21


    Latest:

    The N59 Clifden to Maam Cross to Oughterard project was identified in the last national development plan as a key piece of infrastructure to be developed to planning, design and construction. This major project was refused planning approval by An Bord Pleanála in 2016. However the Clifden to Maam Cross section of the project was reactivated in 2020 and is in the NDP 2021-2030. An initial strategic assessment report was submitted to the Department of Transport in April 2021 and an updated report was submitted in November 2021. It is expected the report will be with the Minister for review and decision this year on whether the project will move to the next stage.

    The N59 Maam Cross to Oughterard component of the original scheme, comprising 15 km of single carriageway, is now being delivered as a series of minor improvement schemes, the first of which, Maam Cross to Bunakill, was completed in July 2021. While this project is not being progressed in 2022, it will be considered for advancement next year.



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