The Minister for Transport Shane Ross has this morning announced an allocation of €11m for the development of the Western Distributor Road in Sligo.
The route will link the N4 to an IDA business park at Finisklin as well as helping to develop a large area of land to the southwest of Sligo town.
It’s expected that the money will be available in the coming weeks.
Independent Sligo Councillors Marie Casserly and Michael Clarke together with MEP Marian Harkin met with Minister Ross last August, during which they highlighted the need for the Western Distributor Road.
Afterwards, the councillors were strongly criticised by other members of Sligo County Council for not informing them about the meeting.
This morning, Cllr Casserly says the minister’s announcement of the €11m funding is a major milestone for Sligo: