N4 meeting to take place in October

NRA (National Roads Authority) officials will meet with Sligo/Leitrim TDs and Senators in early October to brief them on their plans for the upgrade of the N4 from Carrick-on-Shannon to Sligo.

NRA (National Roads Authority) officials will meet with Sligo/Leitrim TDs and Senators in early October to brief them on their plans for the upgrade of the N4 from Carrick-on-Shannon to Sligo.

The NRA informed Sligo/North Leitrim representative Tony McLoughlin TD that the plan contains a single carriageway from Carrick-on-Shannon to the existing dual carriageway at Collooney which will be designed to facilitate a future upgrade to ‘type 2’ dual carriageway.

Speaking last week, Mr McLoughlin said: “As I have said on numerous occasions, the biggest stumbling block to the future growth for the North West is the poor condition of the N4 especially from Castlebaldwin to Collooney and I have frequently lobbied Minister Varadkar on the matter when I have had the opportunity.” He said that Sligo is one of only two gateway cities which is not linked to Dublin by motorway and said this is not acceptable as “it puts the region at a distinct disadvantage for inward investment.”