Western Distributor Road: It’s full steam ahead for Sligo’s development

Sligo County Council’s acting chief executive says the new Western Distributor Route, which opens to traffic from 4 o’clock this afternoon, will help promote all of the western side of Sligo town for future development.

Tom Kilfeather says that because the new route allows access to a new IDA business park at Oakfield, it enables the development authority to market Sligo as a key regional growth centre.

He also says it should relieve congestion on the Inner Relief Road.

Mr Kilfeather has been telling Ocean FM News about the significance of the project, a key part of which included providing routes for pedestrians and cyclists.