Improvements required on N4 to Ballymote road

A Sligo councillor is calling for improvements on a road that runs from the N4 Sligo/Dublin route to Ballymote.


It’s because of an expected surge in traffic on the road that goes from near Drumfin on the N4 to Ballymote, commonly known as the Riverstown road.


There has been an increase in Ballymote-bound traffic, particularly heavy goods vehicles, using this road since the town of Boyle was bypassed.


Previously, such traffic had gone into Boyle and on through Keash on its way to Ballymote.


There has also been an increase in traffic using the Castlebaldwin to Ballymote road.


It’s now envisaged that when the new N4 is completed, Ballymote-bound traffic coming from Dublin direction will turn for Ballymote at a new junction near Drumfin, while traffic coming from Sligo direction will take the N17 at Collooney.


Fine Gael Councillor Gerard Mullaney says if more traffic will be using the Riverstown/Ballymote road, improvements works will have to be done on it.