Construction is due to begin on the 170 million euro new N5 Castlebar to Westport road by September of this year, that’s according to the Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring.

 The Minister says that the final tender for the project will go out this month, (January 2019).

It is envisaged that tenders will be received back by May, with the contract being awarded in August/September 2019.  It is hoped to have the contractor on site by September 2019.  

Mayo County Council will be working with Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) in progressing thE scheme.  The total cost of the investment in this project is approximately €170m which includes land, construction and all other costs.

Funding of €10 million has been allocated to this road project for 2019.  

Speaking to Midwest News Editor Teresa O’Malley Minister Ring said September next is the envisaged start date for work to begin on the long awaited route.

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