WDR Opening January

January opening for Western Distributor Road Phase II

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The much awaited opening of the Western Distributor Road Phase II will take place in January.

Construction works are substantially completed on the project, and minor work following the Christmas holidays will be followed by road safety audits which will enable the road to be opened to traffic.

The road will link the N4 National Primary Road at the Caltragh interchange with the Roger Eames road Ballydoogan and to the R292 Strandhill Road.

Scheme details

  • 9km of single urban distributor road between the existing N4 junction (Caltragh) and the existing Ballydoogan Road
  • Verges with 2km cycleway and 2m footway on each side of the carriageway
  • Realignment of a section of the existing Oakfield Road
  • New road bridge crossing the existing Dublin-Sligo railway line
  • Two roundabout junctions at Oakfield, one of the junctions providing access to the new IDA Business Park
  • The scheme also includes several ancillary works, including drainage and earthworks, boundary treatments, traffic signals, landscaping and signage.


Strategic importance

According to Sligo County Council’s Acting Chief Executive Tom Kilfeather

‘The Western Distributor Road is of major strategic importance to this region, it will provide quality access to the proposed new Business Park at Oakfield and the existing Finisklin Business Park.  It will also reduce traffic congestion on the Sligo Inner Relief Road and adjoining routes and provide much improved access to the southwest of the urban area. Significant walking and cycling infrastructure has been integrated into the scheme.’