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N16 Sligo to County Boundary

N16 SLIGO TO COUNTY BOUNDARY

PUBLIC CONSULTATION NO. 04 – ROUTE SELECTION – ‘EMERGING PREFERRED ROUTE’

Following extensive assessment, an ‘Emerging Preferred Route’ (‘EPR’) (outlined broadly on the accompanying map) has now been established for the N16 national primary route between Sligo and the County Boundary with Leitrim. This now permits the planning and design of minor improvement schemes (3 to 4 no.) to commence.

It should be noted, that the design is a Work in Progress. As more detailed information becomes available, the design will evolve and may be refined, or changed at certain locations. This may include; adjustments to the alignment, junction design and the provision of additional ancillary infrastructure such as drainage and access arrangements.  The National Roads Project Office will endeavour to keep the public informed of these changes. It should also be noted that the ‘Route Corridor’ depicted to encompass the ‘Emerging Preferred Route’ is indicative only and does not represent project extents; this corridor will be used by the Planning Authority for the referral of planning applications to the TII and the National Roads Project Office. However, it is envisaged, insofar as is practicable, that any changes to the ‘Emerging Preferred Route’ during the design phase, will not extend outside of this ‘Route Corridor’. 

A Public Consultation (No. 04) shall commence in the Clayton Hotel, Sligo, on the 6th (3pm – 8pm) and 7th (1pm – 8pm) of June, 2017. Detailed large scale drawings of the ‘Emerging Preferred Route’ and ‘Route Corridor’, will be available for inspection during the Consultation. The aforementioned information may also be inspected during office hours from the 8th of June to the 21st of July, 2017 at the offices of:

  • Sligo County Council, County Hall, Riverside, Sligo; and
  • TII National Road’s Project Office, Sligo County Council, Business Centre, Market Yard, Sligo.

Submissions already made have been retained on file; however, further submissions from the public are welcome, this may assist in making further design refinements during the design phase. The deadline for receipt of such submissions is Friday the 21st of July at 4pm. Submissions should be returned to:

Fergus Meehan, Project Engineer (N16), TII National Road’s Project Office, Sligo County Council, Business Centre, Market Yard, Sligo – or alternatively by email to n16scb@sligococo.ie. Please print ‘No postage stamp required’ on envelope in place of stamp.

The Route Selection Report will be published at www.sligococo.ie/n16 over the coming weeks; details in relation to requests for hard copies will also be outlined at the aforementioned website address.

Should you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact the Project Engineer at 071 91 11968, or 071 91 11975. 

N16 'Emerging Preferred Route' - 2,801 kbs  PDF

Public Consultation No.03 (Interim)

Route Selection – ‘Refined Route Options’ 

27th July 2016 between 3pm and 9pm

A ‘Preliminary Options Assessment’ pertaining to the N16 Route Selection process, has now been completed on those ‘Feasible Route Options’ which were put on public display in January of this year.  The assessment was multi-disciplinary and included an examination of over 16 specialist topics including, Road Safety, Traffic, Engineering, Costs, Urban Planning, Socio Economic, Noise and Vibration, Air Quality, Agricultural Property, Non-Agricultural Property, Ecology, Hydrology and Hydro Geology, Soils and Geology, Landscape and Visual, Archaeology and Cultural Heritage and Architectural Heritage; it also considered the submissions made by the public during Public Consultation No. 02.

The result 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 ‘Refined Route Options’ are outlined broadly on the map included with this notice.  It is now proposed to subject these options, to a further more detailed appraisal.

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. 03) period will commence in the Clarion Hotel, Sligo, on the 27th of July, 2016, 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 28th of July to the 8th of September, 2016 at the offices of:

  • Sligo County Council, County Hall, Riverside, Sligo; and 
      
  • TII National Road’s Project Office, Sligo County Council, 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 Thursday the 8th of September at 4pm.  Submissions should be returned to:

Fergus Meehan, Project Engineer (N16), TII National Road’s Project Office, Sligo County Council, Business Centre, Market Yard, Sligo – or alternatively by email to n16scb@sligococo.ie.  
Please print ‘No postage stamp required’ on envelope in place of stamp.

Should you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact the Project Engineer at 071 91 11968.

 

Tom Kilfeather,
Director of Infrastructural Services


Route Selection Stage 2 – Feasible Route Options – January 13th 2016

Opinions will be garnered through the use of questionnaires which will be available both at the following locations:

  • Sligo County Council, County Hall, Riverside, Sligo.
    Monday - Friday 9am to 5pm   
      
  • Sligo County Council, National Road Design Office, Business Centre, Market Yard, Sligo 
    Monday to Friday 9.30am to 1.00pm and 2.00pm to 4.30pm 

Closing date for submission of questionnaires is Friday 12th February 2016

   


N16 Sligo to County Boundary Realignment - Public Consultation – Route Selection – Feasible Route Options

Sligo County Council commenced the Route Selection Process for the N16 Sligo to County Boundary Scheme, with the development of a Constraints Study Area, in the summer of 2015. With cognisance of identified significant constraints, the Design Team have since established a number of ‘Feasible Route Options’. An assessment will now commence of these options, with the objective being to refine them down to a smaller number of viable options. The ultimate objective will be to establish the optimum route location, which may be, one of the current ‘Feasible Route Options’, or, an alternative amalgamation of a number of different routes. Additionally, further Routes may also be considered during this time.

This process will enable prioritised sections (3 to 4km) of the route to be targeted for upgrading works over the coming years

N16 Refined Route Options

- N16 Sligo to County Boundary - Feasible Route Options.

Public Consultation No. 2:

13th and 14th of January, 2016, between 3pm and 9pm

It is proposed to hold a Public Consultation in the Clarion Hotel, Sligo, on the 13th and 14th of January, 2016, between 3pm and 9pm. Detailed large scale drawings of the ‘Feasible Route Options’ (and the Constraints within the Study Area) will be available for inspection during the Consultation. Additionally, Brochure’s explaining the process and outlining the ‘Feasible Route Options’ will be made available to the general public during the Public Consultation process.

The aforementioned information may also be inspected during office hours from the 15th January to the 12th February, 2016 at the offices of:

  • Sligo County Council, County Hall, Riverside, Sligo; and 
      
  • Sligo County Council, National Road Design Office, Business Centre, Market Yard, Sligo

 

The purpose of this consultation shall be to gain the public’s opinion on the ‘Feasible Route Options’ put forward, to assist in the selection of a Refined number of Route Options, and ultimately to select a Preferred Route. 

Opinions will be garnered through the use of questionnaires which will be available both at the aforementioned locations and online here

The deadline for receipt of submissions will be Friday the 12th of February at 4pm. Submissions (not made online) should be returned to:

Fergus Meehan, Project Engineer (N16), National Road Design Office, Business Centre, Market Yard, Sligo – or alternatively by email to n16scb@sligococo.ie. Please print ‘No postage stamp required’ on envelope in place of stamp.

Should you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact the Project Engineer at 071 91 11968.

Download  N16 Sligo to County Boundary Realignment - Feasible Route Options (PDF) - 392 kbs

 


 

 

N16 Sligo to Enniskillen Map

N16 Sligo to Enniskillen

Sligo County Council’s National Road Design Office is examining the N16 with a view to prioritising sections of the route for targeted upgrading improvements over the coming years.

In order to do so, the full length of the N16 corridor in Sligo will be examined to establish the most viable route from a current day perspective.

In this regard, Sligo County Council with the support of the National Roads Authority, are undertaking a Constraints Study and Route Selection for the N16.

Having already commenced data collection of identifiable constraints; the Local Authority proposes to hold a Public Consultation process during the summer of 2015. Details of the Public Consultations will be widely publicised closer to the dates. It is intended subsequently that a Preferred Route would be established towards the end of 2015/early 2016.

Following the establishment of a Preferred Route, sections of the route (circa 3-4km) can then be prioritised for targeted upgrading improvements over the coming years.

 

 Public Consultation

Clarion Hotel, Sligo

29th and 30th of July between 3pm and 9pm

It is proposed to hold a Public Consultation in the Clarion Hotel, Sligo on the 29th and 30th of July between 3pm and 9pm. Drawings of the Constraints Study Area (Depicted below) may also be inspected during office hours from the 31st of July to the 14th August, 2015 at the offices of:

  • Sligo County Council, County Hall, Riverside, Sligo.
    Monday - Friday 9am to 5pm  
  • Sligo County Council, National Road Design Office, Business Centre, Market Yard, Sligo 
    Monday to Friday 9.30am to 1.00pm and 2.00pm to 4.30pm 

The above times exclude Bank Holidays

The purpose of this consultation shall be to gain the public’s opinion on the existing condition of the N16 and to assist in the identification of constraints in the study area. Opinions will be garnered through the use of questionnaires which will be available both at the aforementioned locations.  

The deadline for receipt of submissions will be Friday the 14th of August at 4pm. Submissions (not made online) should be returned to:

Fergus Meehan, Project Engineer (N16), National Road Design Office, Business Centre, Market Yard, Sligo – or alternatively by email to n16scb@sligococo.ie

It is intended to hold further Public Consultations for the Route Selection process later this year. Should you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact the Project Engineer at 071 91 11975.

N16 Constraints Study Area Map
N16 Constraints Study Area 

 

If you have any queries or comments in relation to the project or if you require further information, please contact the following:

Fergus Meehan
Project Engineer (N16),
National Road Design Department,
Business Centre,
Market Yard,
Sligo.

Phone: 071 911 1975

Email: n16scb@sligococo.ie