23 January 2018:
Galway County Council says it hopes to submit a planning application for a proposed ring road to An Bord Pleanála by the end of February.
The proposal envisages the construction of a dual carriageway from the end of the M6 as far as the existing N59, with the route continuing by single lane to a termination point west of Bearna.
It would commence with a new interchange at the end of the M6 and involve a section of tunnel on the approach to Galway Racecourse.
The road would then continue westwards towards the Corrib, with a second section of tunnel en route – and cross the river on a new bridge.
Planners hope to traverse lands at NUI Galway on a viaduct, before veering towards the Bushy Park area.
4 November 2016:
The new Galway city bypass proposal will go to a public display stage later this month at the County and City Hall offices in Galway City
According to a public notice published this week, the display ‘is to provide an update on the design development of the Galway City Ring Road’
The project – being handled by the National Roads Project Office of Galway Co. Council – will go on public display from Monday, November 14.
During the display period – that ends on Friday, December 2 – members of the public can make their views known ‘in developing the design’ of the project and on the Environmental Impact Assessment report.
In the region of 40 home owners will be impacted on by the bypass that will start close to the end of the motorway to Dublin and end with a link-up to the R336 Coast Road about two kilometres west of Barna village.
The preferred route for the 20km bypass is an amalgamation of the six potential ‘map lines’ published last year and will mainly impact on homeowners in parts of Castlegar and in the Dangan/North Circular Road area.
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