Public consultation on N61 rescheduled – Naughten

In Infrastructure, Local Issues, News by Denis Naughten

Minister Denis Naughten has welcomed confirmation of the rescheduled date for the public consultation process which is to take place in relation to the N61 between Ballymurray and Knockcroghery. The original date was postponed due to recent snow and will now take place on Tuesday 20th March.

“This forms part of the Planning & Design of the N61 Ballymurray to Knockcroghery Road Project,” explained Minister Naughten. “The section referred to is 7.5km long and stretches from Newtown to Galey, south of Knockcroghery village.

“Traffic volumes on the road between Roscommon and Athlone have doubled since the motorway opened and this project is part of Government plans to improve access through the county to Athlone with further plans to see the N61 from Boyle to Athlone upgraded to a much safer standard,” explained Minister Naughten.

“This is all part of wider plan which I’ve promoted to develop Athlone as a regional centre in order to attract new investment not just into Athlone but the other midland towns including Roscommon Town itself.

“The stretch of the N61 between Ballymurray and Knockcroghery is substandard and also features a large number of junctions, some of which create hazards in terms of sight distances. This constraints study public consultation will assist Roscommon County Council to map feasible route options for future work on the N61 which will help to assist road safety at this location.”

The Constraints Study Public Consultation will take place in Knockcroghery Community Centre on Tuesday 20th March from 12 noon until 7.30 p.m. Additional information is available at