Feighan Welcomes Progress on N4 / Cootehall Turn off Junction Works

Minister of State at the Department of Health and local FG TD Frank Feighan TD has recently been briefed on progress towards the development of a road designed turn off junction for Cootehall of the main N4 road between Boyle and Carrick-on-Shannon.

The Council has made significant progress with landowners and has been in correspondence with Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII).

TII sought a revised feasibility report considering agreed changes in design and this revised report detailing the required accommodation works and funding has been submitted from Roscommon Co Council to TII.

In recent correspondence with the Roads and Transportation Section of Roscommon County Council, Minister Feighan was further informed that it was planned that the first phase will be to complete the accommodation works and that the pavement rehab would follow on in phase 2 with funding under the Pavement Asset Repair and Renewal Scheme.

In order to conform with current design specifications, Roscommon County Council must reach agreement on departure standards with TII and this process is currently progressing.

Tender documents for the accommodation works should be ready for advertisement by end of Q4 2020/Q12021 following the signing of legal agreements.

“In conclusion, I wish to thank Roscommon Co Council for their on-going commitment to these vital safety works, and I am glad that progress is evident and the outcome will be safer access on to the N4 for Cootehall and the wider local area’s residents” stated Minister Feighan.