N59 Corhawnagh to Crockacullion Road Improvement Scheme Public Consultation No. 02

An Interim Public Consultation (No. 02) period will commence in the Corhownagh Parish Centre, Ballysadare, Co. Sligo on the 4th of July, 2019, between 3pm and 9pm.

A ‘Preliminary Options Assessment’ pertaining to the N59 Route Selection process has now been completed on those ‘Feasible Route Options’ which were put on public display in October 2018. The assessment was multi-disciplinary and included an examination of over 15 specialist topics including Road Safety, Traffic, Engineering, Costs, Socio Economic, Noise & Vibration, Air Quality, Agricultural Property, Non - Agricultural Property, Ecology, Hydrology & Hydro Geology, Soils & Geology, Landscape & Visual, Archaeology & Cultural Heritage and Architectural Heritage; it also considered the submissions made by the public during Public Consultation No. 01.

The result of this aforementioned assessment is a ‘Refinement of Route Options’, both in terms of the overall number of the initial ‘Feasible Route Options’ and in terms of localised design modifications to some of those which remain. These four ‘Refined Route Options’ are outlined broadly on the map below. It is now proposed to subject these four options, to a further more detailed appraisal process.

It should be noted, that the ‘Refined Route Options’ remain a Work in Progress. As more detailed information becomes available, the design of the ‘Refined Route Options’ and subsequently the emerging ‘Preferred Route’, will evolve and change in certain areas. This may include; adjustments to the alignment and additional ancillary infrastructure such as: drainage networks, farm/domestic access tracks etc. The National Roads Project Office will endeavour to keep the public informed of these changes as they develop.

An Interim Public Consultation (No. 02) period will commence in the Corhownagh Parish Centre, Ballysadare, Co. Sligo on the 4th of July, 2019, between 3pm and 9pm. Detailed large scale drawings of the ‘Refined Route Options’, will be available for inspection during the Consultation. The aforementioned information may also be inspected during office hours from the 5th of July to the 16th of August, 2019 at the offices of:

Sligo County Council, County Hall, Riverside, Sligo; and Sligo County Council, National Roads Project Office, Business Centre, Market Yard, Sligo

The purpose of this consultation will be to inform the public of the ‘Refined Route Options’. It should be noted that questionnaire’s do not form part of this consultation, however further submissions from the public are encouraged. The deadline for receipt of submissions will be Friday the 16th of August at 4pm. Submissions should be returned to:

Kevin Crawley, Project Engineer, National Roads Project Office, Business Centre, Market Yard, FREEPOST, Sligo, F91 WV7R.

Alternatively email to N59RIS@sligococo.ie.

Should you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact the Project Engineer at 071 91 11973.