Proposed New Road from Castlebar to Westport

Option One:

  • Passes North of the existing N5.
  • One major road bridge will cross Lough Lannagh between Pheasanthill and Annagh townlands.
  • Crosses the N5 and eleven county roads.
  • The length is 14.6 kilometres, with 37 houses within 100m of the carriageway.
  • The geometry/passing sight distance is excellent.
  • The number of owners affected is 61.
  • The estimated cost on this route is 40.1 million.

Option Two:

  • Passes North of the existing N5 until it crosses N5 at Claggarnagh West and continues South of N5.
  • Crosses the N5 and 17 county roads.
  • This route has a length of 15.07km.
  • A total of 60 houses are within 100m of the carriageway.
  • Two major road bridges would gave to be built and the passing sight distance is good.
  • 27 owners would be affected.
  • This has the highest estimated cost at 46 million.

Option Three:

  • Passes South of the existing N5 over its entire length, crosses the railway line at Kilbree Upper and Claggarnagh West, and crosses 14 county roads.
  • The distance on this route is 14.36 kilometres.
  • Some 54 houses are situated within 100m of the carriageway.
  • The route involves constructing two railway bridges and one major road bridge.
  • The geometry/passing sight distances are good.
  • Eighty owners will be affected.
  • The estimated cost is 43.8 million.

Option Four:

  • Passes South of the existing N5 over its entire length.
  • It crosses the railway line ar Kilbree Upper/Kilbree Lower and at Cloonkeen, and also crosses 13 county roads.
  • The route length is 14.52km and the passing distances are good.
  • The total number of houses within 100m of the carriageway is 48.
  • Eighty eight owners will be affected.
  • Option four will cost an estimated 45.3 million.
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