Council official states N4 project progressing ‘as fast as possible’

A Director of Services in Sligo says the N4 Collooney to Castlebaldwin bypass is now progressing as fast as it can.

Tom Kilfeather has been speaking to Ocean FM News following a €7.5 million allocation by Transport Infrastructure Ireland towards the ongoing progress on this long-awaited 14km stretch of road.

It follows a meeting of local Chambers of Commerce before Christmas in Dublin stating that the infrastructure to the Midlands and North West is so poor that it’s hampering economic development.

Tom Kilfeather says the N4 project is now at an advanced stage and ironically has surpassed projects like the N17 which was axed by the NRA a few years ago due to a lack of funding.

At this point Mr. Kilfeather says the N4 is progressing as fast as possible but the Council needs to keep the work on track to compete with other Councils vying for the same pot of funding:

Meanwhile, local campaign group ‘Revive North West’ is going ahead with a march on the Dail on the 8th of February to express their frustration at the slow progress of infrastural projects like this.

Lead camapiagner Anthony Gray says it beggars belief that there is still no motorway from Dublin to Sligo considering there is one in place to the other major cities like Cork, Galway and Belfast.

He says they intend to make their views known to the Taoiseach: