Updated: 11/05/17 : 06:22:56Printable Version
Sligo County Council reports that another significant milestone in the development of the N4 Collooney to Castlebaldwin Road Development Project has been reached with the signing of the Contract with Halcrow Barry Limited to provide Engineering Consultancy Services for the Scheme.In attendance at County Hall were Councillor Hubert Keaney, Cathaoirleach, Sligo County Council, Dorothy Clarke, Deputy CEO, Sligo County Council, Liam Prendiville, Director, Halcrow Barry Limited, and Benrnard Mulhern of the N4 Action Group.
The Cathaoirleach said, "The progression of the N4 scheme to this important stage is a very positive development in terms our roads capital programme. The N4 Collooney to Castlebaldwin Road Scheme is included in the Governments Capital Plan as a key priority in the roads programme which will support economic growth. The Plan identifies it as one of the “critical gaps” in our existing infrastructure which needs to be upgraded."
Director of Services Tom Kilfeather said, "Halcrow Barry’s first task is to produce the Contract Documents for the Design/Build Construction Contract. These documents will be complete in November 2017, thus ensuring that Sligo County Council will be ready to go to tender for the Construction Contract before the end of 2017. There is however no timescale for the delivery of the Projects listed in the Plan."Pictured at the contract signing in County Hall were, Back Row (Left-Right): James Grant, Design Engineer, Halcrow Barry (HB);
Eamon Daly, HB; Tom Kilfeather, DOS, Sligo County Council (SCC);
Bernard Scott, N4 Project Engineer, SCC; Paul Keirns, N4 Project Team,
SCC; Donagh Henry, N4 project Team, SCC; Barry Ruane, N4 Project Team,
SCC; Fergus Meehan, N4 Project Team, SCC. Middle Row (Left-Right): Karen
Kennedy, N4 Project Team, SCC; Emer Concannon, Senior Engineer, SCC;
Bernard Mulhern, N4 Action Group; Karen Lyons, N4 Project Team, SCC;
Kevin Crawley, N4 Project Team, SCC. Front Row (Left-Right): Dorothy
Clarke, Deputy CEO, SCC; Sligo County Council Cathaoirleach Councillor
Hubert Keaney; Liam Prendiville, Director, HB.
This road is the main Inter-Urban link between Dublin (and Dublin Airport) and the key North West Region. All other regions and their urban centres are now linked to Dublin by continuous motorways / dual carriageways. Sligo County Council is urging early investment in this critical Road Scheme, as the lack of a continuous major road link from Dublin to the Northwest is a significant impediment to the sustainability and growth of the region.
As well as enabling Sligo and the North West to achieve its economic potential, the early delivery of the N4 Collooney to Castlebaldwin Road Scheme will significantly improve safety on this stretch of the N4 which has seen 30 fatalities over the last 40 years.