Carrick to Dromod Road Project - Invitation for Public Consultation

The national primary route N4, Dublin to Sligo is a strategic corridor from Dublin to the northwest and border counties and is approximately 198km in total length. The route passes through Dublin, Kildare, Meath, Westmeath, Longford, Leitrim, Roscommon and Sligo. It is recognised as being particularly important in enhancing accessibility to some of the most peripheral areas in the northwest and west of the River Shannon.

Leitrim County Council is co-ordinating the identification of transport problems and the development of a transportation solution for the N4 study area extents between Drumharlow townland north of Carrick-on-Shannon to Faulties townland south of Aghamore and to the north of Dromod.

Previous studies were undertaken by consultants on behalf of Leitrim County Council in both 2001 and 2010. Each of the studies identified preferred route corridors, however both projects were suspended. The current project is a new commission, being managed by the Roscommon National Roads Regional Office (NRRO) on behalf of both Leitrim County Council and Roscommon County Council under an agreement made pursuant to Section 85 of the Local Government Act 2001. The current project began in March 2020 and Arup are the appointed consultants to advance the project through Concept and Feasibility (Phase 1), Options Selection (Phase 2), Design and Environmental Evaluation (Phase 3) and the Statutory Processes (Phase 4).

The purpose of this public consultation is to inform the public of the study area for this project, the constraints identified to date and the programme for advancement of the project.

Public consultation forms an important part of advancing the design process towards the development of transportation options and allows the involvement of the public in identifying key constraints.

Due to the Covid-19 outbreak, currently it is inadvisable to arrange formal in-person events in the local area. Therefore, we have developed a project website which contains all the information that would normally be displayed at an in-person public consultation. This includes a virtual public consultation room and interactive maps with all the constraints identified to date and a feedback page for submission of comments or queries. The project website is accessible at www.carrickdromod.ie

Alternatively, hardcopies of brochures and comment sheets are available for collection from Leitrim County Council Áras an Chontae or Roscommon County Council Area Office in Boyle (addresses below) or call 091 460675 to request a copy by post.

Leitrim County Council                                                        Roscommon County Council Area Office

Áras an Chontae,                                                                    Cootehall Street,

St. Georges Terrace,                                                               Boyle,

Carrick-on-Shannon,                                                               Co Roscommon.

Co. Leitrim.                                                                             F52 X436

N41 PF67

The public consultation period will run from 5 October 2020 to 23 October 2020.

Comment sheets can be completed and submitted by post, emailed to carrickdromod@arup.com

or

via the public engagement feedback page on the project website https://carrickdromod.ie/public-engagement/

The closing date for submissions is 23 October 2020.

Leitrim County Council values the opinion of the community on the project and welcomes comment from the public and interested parties.

For further information please log on to www.carrickdromod.ie. Alternatively, you can contact the design team by email at carrickdromod@arup.com or at using the contact details below

Postal Address:

Arup,

Corporate House,

City East Business Park,

Ballybrit,

Galway,

H91 K5YD

Phone:

091 460675

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