The ongoing traffic delays on the Foxford road entrance to Ballina were discussed at a meeting of Mayo County Council's Special Policy Committee on Roads yesterday evening.

Roadworks are continuing on a 1.2 km section of the N26 Foxford Road into Ballina, which are causing significant traffic delays, particularly at peak times in the mornings and evenings.

The work is scheduled to continue until 8th December.

Yesterday, Mayo TD Dara Calleary called for the contractors to work 7 days per week on the scheme to get it finished as quickly as possible, but this appeared to be ruled out by Mayo County Council.

However, Ballina Fianna Fail Councillor Annie May Reape says councillors at the SPC meeting yesterday evening were told by Mayo County Council's Head of Roads Paul Dolan that a 2-way system will be in operation at weekends once the work moves closer to Ballina town, and traffic lights will be put in place to help alleviate traffic delays.

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