The sod has officially been turned on the new stretch of road on the N4 by An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar.
Around 120million euro is to be spent on the stretch between Collooney and Castlebaldwin is expected to completed in the next 2 and half years.
It’s a bitter sweet day though however 30 families or more who lost their loved one on this stretch of road.
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Minister for Transport Shane Ross say that opening up Sligo and the area is a key feature of the governments 2040 Plan.
Speaking to Ocean FM News, Riverstown Parish Priest Fr. A.B. O’Shea says while it’s a sad day for families affected by deaths on the road, he says they will be happy to see the improvments to the route so there is less chance of further death.
While Chairman of the N4 Action Group, Andrew Hannon says at times it seemed like funding would never be approved.