Senator Frank Feighan has said that Government work on progressing the N5 Ballaghaderreen to Scramogue Road project has taken another step forward.
“Earlier this year, Roscommon County Council submitted the business case for this vital road project to the Department of Transport.
“The Department has completed its review of the business case and has now issued it to the Central Expenditure Evaluation Unit in the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform (DPER) for separate approval.
“I am also very encouraged to learn that both the N5 and N4 upgrade are top priorities in the capital expenditure report published recently by the Budgetary Oversight Committee. The work of the Committee is a key element in how next October’s budgets will be considered by the Dail and Seanad. The Ballaghaderreen to Scramogue project has been in the pipeline for a very long time and hundreds of thousands of euro have already been spent on the pre-construction stages of the project.”
Senator Feighan said that funds of more than €100m are required to complete this project and he pledged to keep the pressure on the Government and Transport Minister Shane Ross to ensure this badly-needed road scheme is delivered as soon as possible.
Senator Feighan concluded: “For anyone who is familiar with this dangerous stretch of road, it’s very evident from a safety perspective how urgent this road project is for residents and motorists alike.”