Funding for Western Distributor Road

Cathaoirleach welcomes funding for Western Distributor Road

The Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council Councillor Seamus Kilgannon has welcomed this morning’s announcement from Minister Shane Ross of funding for the construction of the Western Distributor road.

Councillor Kilgannon said ‘This is a great news story for Sligo and the Northwest.  I would like to acknowledge the support and commitment of Minister Ross and his Department to delivering this Project.  The IDA and Sligo County Council, working in partnership, deserve huge credit also for progressing this scheme over the last number of years to the point that today’s announcement will facilitate the commencement of construction of the Scheme later this year.’

Councillor Kilgannon added “Last Friday the Corporate Policy Group of the Council met with IDA representatives to discuss the Plans of the IDA to promote Sligo as a location for foreign direct investment in the years ahead.  The construction of this road will open up access to the IDA Landbank at Oakfied and will therefore allow the IDA to promote Sligo as the existing IDA Park at Finisklin reaches full capacity.”